Dog microchipping is now required by law. Due to their inability to be identified, hundreds of dogs go missing every year and are never recovered by their owners. This is a service we provide at Spinney Vets Northhampton.
Microchipping Your Dog
On a visit to Spinney Vets, you can conveniently get your dog's microchip implanted. We understand vet bills can be costly, and this is why we offer a Pet Health For Life Plan which includes dog microchipping as well as vaccinations, annual checks, and more for only £17 per month for dogs under 25kg, or £21 per month for dogs over 25kg.
What is Dog Microchipping?
As part of a permanent ID system, a rice grain-sized chip is implanted beneath the skin of your dog’s scruff. A portable scanner that can read each microchip's unique number is available to most vets, including our Spinney Vets practice, local governments, and, rescue organisations, ensuring that your contact information can be readily acquired from the primary microchipping database. After being checked and microchipped, your dog can be found with a simple phone call.
Dog Microchipping: A Legal Requirement
The entire team at Spinney Vets Northampton highly advises having all animals microchipped. By the time they are 8 weeks old, all dogs must be fully immunised in order to be transferred from the breeder. You risk receiving a punishment of up to £500 if your dog is not microchipped. It's crucial to keep in mind that if you want to transport your pet abroad, they must be microchipped and obtain an animal health certificate.
Benefits of Microchipping
An essential first step in making sure dogs are safe and healthy for the remainder of their life is microchipping. Dogs can be permanently identified by microchipping. A microchip is a tiny electronic chip that is implanted under the dog's skin, unlike collars or tags, which can come off or be removed. A scanner can read the unique identifying number on this chip.
Greater Chance of Reunification
A microchip significantly increases the likelihood that a dog will be reunited with its owner in the event that it is lost or stolen. Scanners at our veterinary facility can read microchips and determine the owner's contact information.
Peace of Mind
You can feel secure knowing that your dog has a long-lasting form of identity by having them microchipped at Spinney Vets Northampton. This is particularly crucial for dogs that have the propensity to stray off.
Spinney Vets Northampton
Spinney Vets Northampton, is the oldest established vets in Northamptonshire. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons puts us through rigorous testing to earn and maintain this honour.
We pledge to give care, guidance, and support for you and your dogs in good health and bad, and we do it by providing a variety of services, ranging from weight loss programmes to orthopaedic surgery. We go above and beyond for your pet thanks to our well-equipped hospital and ability to care for in-patients twenty-four hours a day, enabling us to accomplish more and refer fewer cases. This means that while saving you money, we provide your pet with the best care possible.
Spinney Vets Services
- Out of Hours Services
- Book an Appointment
- Repeat Prescriptions
- Pet Dental Care
- Flea and Worm Treatment
- Pet Health for Life Plan
- Pet Weight Management
- Register Your Pet
Where to Find Us
For dog microchipping call us on 01604 700 366.