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If your dog ever gets lost or escapes from your garden, a microchip is the best way to help you reunite with your beloved pet. Following recent government legilsation, microchipping your pet is now a legal requirement, and so there's never been a better time to get in contact with Crofts Vets, a leading veterinary practice in Surrey, to get your furry friend microchipped.

A dog receiving dog microchipping at crofts vets

Dog microchipping is a permanent ID system that allows authorities to track and trace your pet, should they go missing. It involves inserting a chip, no bigger than a grain of rice, under the skin of your pet’s scruff. 

Each microchip contains a unique identification number. This number can be read by a portable scanner, available at Crofts Veterinary Practice, as well as local authorities and rescue homes. When a lost pet is found and scanned, the unique number allows access to the central microchipping database, where your contact details are stored. This system ensures that once your pet is identified, a quick phone call can facilitate a swift reunion with your pet.

Microchipping is now a widely common procedure for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, snakes, parrot, tortoises and even horses, and is highly recommended by our professional team here at Crofts Veterinary Practice. You can now be fined up to £500.00 if your dog is not microchipped according to new legislation. It's also important to note that if you plan to take your pet abroad, they must be microchipped and have a pet passport, a service which is also avaible here at Crofts Vets.

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Our Dog Microchipping Services

As the procedure for microchip implantation causes minimal discomfort, sedation is not necessary for the implantation and it can be done in a routine consultation. If you can't remember or don't know if your pet is microchipped your vet can check for a working microchip using a scanner. A member of the team at Crofts Veterinary Practice can arrange to scan your pet and check for a working chip. Don't worry - we will always check that your dog hasn’t already got a microchip before implanting a new one. 

On the day of your dog microchipping appointment, you will be asked to complete a registration form, from which your details are then submitted to a national database by a Crofts Vets team member. Your details are kept on the online database for your pet’s lifetime, and this service is included in the cost of implantation. 

It is important to update any changes to your contact details as soon as possible. At Crofts Veterinary Practice, each of our microchips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and so can be recognised by international scanners when abroad and used in the Pet Passport scheme.

For further information, you can speak to one of our friendly team members at our practice by getting in touch or booking an appointment today.

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