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Microchipping Your Pet

Dog microchipping is a legal requirement and a necessary procedure to ensure the safety of your dog. Should your dog ever go missing, they can be returned to their owner, and all of their medical history can be found in their chip database too. If your dog does not have a microchip, you can be fined, and they are less likely to be found if they ever run off or get lost.

A simple and effective way to provide a permanent form of identification for your pet is with dog microchipping. Unlike collars and tags that can get lost or damaged, a microchip is a tiny implant placed just under your dog's skin, providing a secure and lifelong method of identification.

How Does it Work?

Your dog or puppy won’t require any anaesthetic as they shouldn’t feel pain in this quick procedure. Dog microchipping requires placing a chip no larger than a grain of rice under the scruff of the dog’s skin. It remains there for life and can be scanned at any veterinary centre or shelter. No special appointments are required for this process as it’s a quick, painless procedure.

The microchip can be scanned and detected easily, this will be checked to ensure all works well after you fill out your details on a form. These are submitted to a national database. You must make sure to update your details should they change. Whether your phone number or address changes, you can simply call us and ask to update the records so that dog microchipping remains effective for your pet.

The Benefits of Dog Microchipping

There are many benefits to dog microchipping, here are just a few…

Permanent Identification

Your dog will be provided with permanent identification to last their whole life. A cost-effective preventative for your pet that will protect them.

Peace of Mind

You can have peace of mind knowing that your pet is protected should they be stolen or lost. Dogs are less likely to be stolen as they’re easily traced with their chips once scanned. They are more likely to be returned to you if found by someone as any local vet r shelter will scan their microchip to find your details.

Medical Information

On the chip’s database, as well as storing your details, your pet’s medical history will be backed up. Should they ever be found injured, their microchip will show any medical history necessary for treatment.


Microchips are small, passive devices that remain dormant until scanned. They don’t track your dog’s location or invade any privacy; the procedure is simple and non-invasive. Your puppy or dog won’t be too uncomfortable and won’t have anything to worry about.

Contact Us

Don’t hesitate to contact Sandhole Vets to book in for dog microchipping. If you aren’t sure if your dog is already microchipped, you can also have us check. It’s important to keep their details up-to-date so call us to make any changes.

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