Don’t lose your pets – Microchip them!
We are experts in pet microchipping and do it for your furry friends every day. Whether you have a dog, cat, or rabbit, we recommend microchipping them. This means that if they are ever lost, they can be found and reunited with you.
How Does Microchipping Work?
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted into your pet with a quick injection between their shoulder blades. And don’t worry! Once the microchip has been implanted, your pet won’t be able to feel a thing.
The microchip stores a unique 15-digit identification number, which is linked to your contact information. So, when your pet’s microchip is scanned, it emits a radio frequency signal, which lets the scanner read the identification number. After the microchipping procedure, we will upload the information to the Petlog database, so you can have peace of mind straight away. Additionally, you can set up an account with them, which allows you to edit your details, for example, if your address changes in the future.
Why is Microchipping Important?
Since the 6th April 2016, it has been compulsory in the UK to have your dog microchipped.
It is planned to make microchipping compulsory for cats as well in the near future.
If you’re planning to go abroad with your four-legged friends, microchipping is also a requirement for getting a travel health certificate. So, it is a very important step for owners to take to protect their pets.
How long does the procedure take?
The microchipping procedure is very quick, and we can even do it during one of your check-up appointments.
The Cost of Microchipping
At Kensington Veterinary Care, microchipping your pet costs £42. This is a one-off cost, as once your pet has the microchip, it never needs to be renewed. If you want to microchip your pet, get in touch with us today, or you can book an appointment online using our booking system. Never worry about where your pets are again!