The microchipping procedure is simple and relatively pain-free. An identichip the size of a grain of rice is inserted under the skin around the neck. Each chip has a unique code which is registered to you, and which can be read by the RSPCA, Dog Wardens, animal shelters and veterinary surgeries.
Every stray that is brought to our surgery is scanned, enabling the animals that have been chipped to be returned immediately to their owners, whilst those without chips are often sent to re-homing centres.
We recommend that all responsible cat owners consider microchipping. By laws all dogs should be microchipped and registered on an authorised database by 8 weeks of age. Owners are also required to keep their records up-to-date on the database.