Here at Kensington Veterinary Care we microchip pets every day. Whether you have a dog, cat or rabbit we recommend that they are microchipped, so if they are ever lost, they can be easily reunited with you. Since April 2016 there has been a legal requirement for dog owners to microchip their pet.

If you have a few questions about the process, here is a bit more detail.

How does microchipping work?

The microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice. It is implanted through a quick injection, just between the shoulder blades of your dog or cat and it is a practically pain-free process. Once implanted, your pet can’t feel the microchip. Your pet’s microchip stores a unique 15 digit identification number that is linked to your contact information. When the microchip is scanned, it emits a radio frequency signal, which allows the scanner to read the ID number.

Once the microchip is implanted we will upload the information to the Petlog database so you will have peace of mind straightaway. You can set up an account with them if you wish which will enable your details to be changed if, for instance, you move or change your phone number.

Why is it important to microchip my pet?

From the 6th April 2016 microchipping for dogs has become compulsory. Also if you are planning to go on holiday abroad, you will need to obtain a pet passport, which requires your pet to have been microchipped.

How long does it take?

The procedure is very quick and can be done during a check up.

How much does it cost?

Microchipping your pet is relatively inexpensive at only £42.

It’s a one-off cost and you won’t have to “renew” it at any point.

How can I get my pet microchipped?

If you want your dog or cat microchipped, just call us today on 020 7221 3093 or make an appointment via our online booking system as soon as possible.