Kitten & Puppy Microchipping in Swansea
It has now become compulsory for dogs to be microchipped in the UK and their details kept up to date. Although it is only compulsory for dogs to be microchipped in the UK, we recommend that cats are microchipped too. Microchipping your pet may help you to be reunited if they go missing.
Microchipping is a quick and relatively painless procedure. The microchip is around the size of a grain of rice and is placed using a wide bore needle. The chip is placed under the animals skin at the base of their neck (scruff).
Each microchip contains a unique code that is registered to the individual animal it is placed in. The unique code can be read with a microchip scanner. Once the chip has been placed owner contact and animal identification information is then registered to the Microchipping database. It is here that the information will be stored and can be accessed by Veterinary professionals to help reunite lost pets with their owners. It is very important that any change of contact information is kept up to date with the database, as this will help to reunite lost pets with owners.
Microchipping your pet at Gower Vets
Sedation is not necessary for the implantation of the microchip as this procedure causes minimal discomfort and can be done in a routine consultation. And don't worry if you can't recall (or know) if your pet is microchipped - It is very easy to check for a microchip using a scanner. We can arrange for a member of the team at one of our Gower Vets in Swansea to scan your pet and check for a working chip. Rest assured, we all always check that an animal hasn’t already got a microchip before implanting a new one.
At the time of implant, you will be asked to complete a registration form, from which your details are then submitted to a national database by a Gower Vets team member. Your details are kept on the database for your pet’s lifetime, and the fee for this is included in the cost of implantation.
It is important to update any changes to your contact details as soon as possible. At Gower Vets, all our microchips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and can, therefore, be recognised by scanners abroad when used in the Pet Passport scheme.
For more information, please speak to one of our friendly team members at one of our practices/practice within by calling the branch most local to your home address.