Pet microchipping is a quick and simple procedure that can help reunite you with your pet should they go missing. Microchipping is also a pet travel requirement, wherever you are planning to visit.
There’s no need to search for ‘pet microchipping near me’; if you live in or near Staines-upon-Thames, are travelling outbound from London Heathrow Airport, or are passing our practice on-route to your destination, book a pet microchipping appointment at Travel Vet.
What is pet microchipping?
A small microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is inserted just under your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades, just like having a vaccination.
When the microchip is scanned using a specialist piece of equipment, it will reveal your pet’s unique microchip code. This code is then linked with your contact details on a national database – which you should always keep up to date.
Many animal specialists can scan your pet’s microchip, including veterinary practices, dog wardens and charities such as the RSPCA.
From 1st April 2016, it became a legal requirement to microchip dogs. In 2021, cat microchipping will become the law too. Avoid a fine and give your pet the best chance of being reunited with you should the unthinkable happen. Book a microchip appointment today.
With pet thefts on the rise, microchipping rabbits and ferrets is highly recommended too.
Microchipping for pet travel
Microchipping is compulsory for dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets travelling abroad. Travel Vet can help with all your pet travel needs – learn more.