The Importance Of Having Your Dog Microchipped
Having a pet is a big responsibility and one of the most important responsibilities that come with a pet is making sure that your pet is safe and secure – no matter where it is. One of the best ways to make sure your pet is safe and secure is by having it microchipped.
Microchipping your pet is a safe and permanent way of identifying your pet. It’s a small chip, about the size of a grain of rice, which is inserted under the skin of your pet’s neck. This chip contains a unique number which is linked to your contact details in an online database. If your pet ever goes missing or is stolen, anyone who finds your pet will be able to read the chip using a special scanner and will be able to contact you to arrange to return your pet to you.
Without a microchip, your pet may never find its way home.
Microchipping is also a legal requirement for many breeds of dog in the UK, but even if it’s not a legal requirement for your breed, it’s still a good idea to have your pet microchipped. Microchipping is a safe and affordable way to keep your pet safe and secure. It’s a quick and easy process and can be done by your vet or at a local pet shelter.
It’s also a one–off cost, and there’s no need to replace the chip as your contact details can be updated in the online database as and when needed. So, if you’re a pet owner, make sure you get your pet microchipped and keep your pet safe and secure.