This June is National Microchipping Month (sponsored by Petlog, the UK’s largest lost and found database for microchipped pets), a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of microchips for pets.
It’s been a whole year since microchipping became a legal requirement for all dogs in the UK and for all owners of microchipped pets contact details to be up-to-date.
But it’s not just dogs that should be microchipped.
We believe that all pets, including cats and rabbits, should be microchipped so that in the unfortunate event they do go missing, the chances of them being reunited with their owners are much higher.
A microchip is a tool the size of a grain of rice and causes no more pain than a vaccination.
The chip is implanted just under your pet’s skin and between their shoulder blades.
Each microchip has its own unique identification number and this, along with yours and your pet’s details, are registered for life on a National Pet Identification database.
Whilst collars and tags are still very useful, they are not reliable tools for finding lost pets. Collars can break or fall off and name tags become hard to read over time.
Microchips, however, provide your pet with a permanent form of identification. It could be the “be all and end all” if your pet becomes lost or stolen and is then found and scanned.
But it’s only effective if your contact details are kept updated with your microchipping database. And that’s why we cannot stress enough the importance of making sure your contact details are correct.
Did you know that all members of our healthcare plan are entitled to a complimentary microchip when they join?
Our aim is to make sure your pets live long, happy and healthy lives with you, and your role as a responsible pet parent is to ensure they are chipped.
So contact your local Medivet today to book your pet in for a microchip.