Microchipping your pet has many benefits. If your pet is unfortunate enough to get lost (we’ve all heard stories of animals jumping into delivery vans and travelling to the other end of the country!) having a microchip will make it a lot easier to reunite your pet with you as a simple scan will provide your contact details to the vet or animal shelter performing the scan.

Microchipping cats

It is not mandatory to microchip your cat, however at Jackson and Nuttall we would advise you consider this option.

If you would like your cat microchipping, please contact us.

Microchipping procedure

A Jackson and Nuttall vet will assess your pet and discuss microchipping with you first.  Then, we gently insert a small microchip (relative to your pets’ species) under their skin between their shoulder blades.

Once the microchip has been inserted, we will use our scanner to test the chip and show you that it is working. Then we will provide you details so you can register your pet on the Microchip Database.

Every time your pet visits us for an annual health check, we will check that their chip is still working as part of the appointment.

If you have any questions about microchipping, please speak to your Jackson and Nuttall veterinary surgeon.

Microchipping dogs

With a new puppy, they should remain with their breeder until they are at least 8 weeks old, and the breeder should ensure all the puppies have been microchipped, with registration to the breeder’s name and address.  When you buy a puppy, the microchip registration should then be changed to you as the owner.

All dogs aged over 8 weeks should be microchipped, as this became law in April 2016.  It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure this has occurred.  More information about the change in law can be found on the gov.uk website.

If you would like your dog or puppy microchipping, please contact us.