Pet Microchipping

Dog

We provide Pet Microchipping through our Dog Warden Service

 

If you lose your dog, it goes missing or is stolen, the best way to be reunited with your pet is to have them microchipped.

On 6th April 2016, it also became law for all dogs to be microchipped and registered with your most current contact details. To be microchipped, your dog must be at least eight  weeks old and in good general health.

Please be aware it is a legal requirement to have a collar and tag on any dog in a public place showing the name and address of the owner, even if the dog is microchipped.

How can I get my dog microchipped?

Our dog warden can microchip your pet in your own home for a fee of £17 per dog.  You can book an appointment using our online enquiry form

You can also attend one of the regular free microchipping events run by Dogs Trust or enquire at your local vets.

Keeping your details up-to-date

Microchipping legislation also requires that the owner's details are kept up-to-date.  You must therefore ensure that your microchip details are correct at all times by updating your registration if you: 

  • Change your contact telephone number
  • Move to a new address
  • Pass the dog on to a new owner

Microchipping your Cat

We can also microchip your pet cat but there will be the standard charge of £16 for this.  Please contact the Dog Warden for details.

Adverse events of microchipping 

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and the process is harmless to your pet. Occasionally, in a very small number of cases your pet may suffer an adverse reaction. Further information is available from this Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) leaflet 

 

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