Microchipping

Microchipping

Don’t be caught out by the law, have your dog microchipped

Since 2016, it is now a legal requirement for your dog to be microchipped, with a fine of up to £500 if you don’t have a dog tracker chip or the details on the dog chip are incorrect. Animal services such as dog wardens, veterinary practices and animal welfare organisations carry microchip scanners to help find lost pets and to locate un-microchipped dogs.

The microchipping procedure is very simple, with a chip inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades before tissue grows around to secure it. The chip is only about the size of a grain of rice and will not move about under the skin. It’s quick and ideal for providing animal services access to information about your dog, scanning a unique serial number that links to a national computerised database.

Book an appointment today at Bay Vets to get your pet microchipped, to prevent you from getting fined and to help out in the case your pet goes missing.

Do you have any questions?

Lancaster practice
01524 32696

Morecambe practice
01524 410867

Milnthorpe practice
015395 62770

Caton practice
01524 770615

Don’t be caught out by the law, have your dog microchipped

Did you know that from April 2016 you are legally required to have your dog microchipped? Join the 5,000 others that have their pet microchipped every single week to avoid being fined up to £500 for either not having your dog microchipped, or having their details incorrect on the microchip e.g. if you have moved address.

Microchipping is a procedure that provides animal services access to your contact information. This has proven invaluable on a number of occasions at Bay Vets, especially in cases where animals have gone missing.

Microchipping is a quick, simple procedure. A chip (the size of a grain of rice) is inserted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades using a special device. The biocompatible glass covering prevents it from being rejected from the body, and your pet’s tissue will grow around it to stop it from moving under the skin.

When a microchip is scanned, a number that is unique to that chip will be revealed. It is under this number that your contact details will be stored on a national computerised database.

The database can be accessed 24/7, including bank holidays. This means that should your pet go missing, animal services will be able to scan them and find your contact information within a matter of minutes.

Animal services that carry microchip scanners include all veterinary practices, dog wardens, The Dogs Trust and animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA.

Every member of the team at Bay Vets has their pet microchipped; we highly recommend that you do the same. Once your pet is chipped you can rest assured that should anything happen to them, they are carrying your contact details with them.

If you would like more information about microchipping, or to book an appointment at Bay Vets to have your pet microchipped, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Do you have any questions?

Lancaster practice
01524 32696

Morecambe practice
01524 410867

Milnthorpe practice
015395 62770

Caton practice
01524 770615