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What Is Pet Microchipping?

Pet microchipping is a process in which a small, electronic chip is implanted under the skin of a pet, typically between the shoulder blades. This chip contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by a special device. The information linked to this number is stored in a database, allowing pet owners to be easily reunited with their lost pets. Microchipping is a safe and effective way to ensure that your pet can be identified and returned to you in case they go missing. It is a simple procedure that can be done by a veterinarian and provides peace of mind for pet owners. Sandhole advocates the importance of microchipping your pets as it’s a preventive method that’s safer for your pet, should they ever go missing.

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So, What’s The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet?

Firstly, it’s important to note that the data and contact information that’s stored in the database of your pet’s microchip is correct and up to date. Should you move address or change phone numbers, you should inform your vet practice as soon as possible so that you can be notified when your pet is found.

The importance of microchipping your pet as a preventative treatment is that it gives peace of mind and could make the difference between your pet returning to you or not if it’s stolen or lost. Microchipping is a legal requirement for dogs and will soon be required for cat owners too. Ensuring the safety of your pet is one of many responsibilities as a pet owner, and is one of the simplest procedures.

 

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Hope Does the Microchipping Procedure Work?

The importance of microchipping your pet is significant and is an easy, quick procedure. You don’t need a long appointment and no sedation is necessary. Your pet will have the chip fitted quickly under the skin of their neck and shoulder area. They may only feel a pinch, or nothing at all. Once this is done, there is no aftercare required or medication, just give your pet lots of cuddles to reassure them!

You will need to fill out a form with all of your details, this will usually happen before the appointment before you go in with your pet.

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As a new pet owner, our Pet Health For Life plan can be extremely beneficial and covers many treatments and consultations that are basic but significant health checks and preventatives. See below for everything that’s included.

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Other Preventative Treatments Sandhole Vets Offer

Sandhole Vets aims to provide the best care for every patient and offer a friendly environment and complete services.

See below for all our services:

    • Consultations
    • Neutering
    • Vaccinations
    • Nurse Clinics
    • Preventative Care
    • Microchipping
    • Vaccinations
    • Insurance
    • Dental Care
    • Imaging
    • Home Visits
    • Emergencies
    • Operations & Procedures
    • Pet Weight Management
    • Senior Pets

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