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Microchipping Month

Alcombe Vets Microchipping

This June is microchipping awareness month and here at the Alcombe veterinary clinics we are actively promoting microchipping for all cats and dogs.

Microchipping is a very important part of animal ownership and can actively increase the chance of being reunited with your pet should they become lost.

The microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are inserted under the skin on the scruff of the neck by a vet or trained professional. Each chip contains a 15 digit identification number which is unique to your pet.Microchip Alcombe vets

 

The microchip remains completely inactive until scanned when its unique number is transmitted to the scanner and displayed on the screen. Should you move house or change your contact details you can easily update the chip to ensure you are always going to be easily contactable in the case of a lost animal.

 

This month we are offering microchipping for only £10 per animal. Please call any of our branches to book an appointment.

Your Comments

  1. 22 October from Asheka

    The only problem with micro chpniipg is only Vets and some Animal control officers have the scanners to read the chips and there are many different brands and they need their own brand of scanner to read the chip. Maybe as a backup the chip would be useful but the pet would still have to go to a vet or ACO with the right scanner. We have come across many chipped dogs that the chip was never registered. The average person cannot check to even see if a chip is present. I still say that a name tag is best because anybody can read it and call the owner, no scanner needed. We take in the “strays/lost” dogs for our town and hold them until the owners call, usually after they get home from work and realize fido is missing.Ron

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