Here at Armstrong Mobile Vets we have noticed an increase in beloved pets going missing. Most of these animals have not had microchips or any identification tags on collars.

A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip itself is very small, about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted just under the skin between the shoulder blades at the back of your pets neck. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a special scanner. The unique┬ánumber is recorded on a database with details about the animal and owner. Pet owners need to ensure their contact details are recorded on the database against their pet’s microchip number. Should your pet wander or become lost, vets, animal shelters and local councils can scan your pet for a microchip and contact you via the database.

As well as having a microchip as peace of mind for you, on 6th April 2016 it became compulsory in England, Scotland and Wales for all dogs to be chipped and registered.

Even the most well behaved and best trained pets can go astray. if your pet is not chipped please contact us on 01453 543516 and we and we arrange this simple painless procedure to be carried out.

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