Here's the science:

A microchip implant is an integrated circuit placed under the skin of dogs, cats, horses or other animals. The chip is the size of a large grain of rice and are based on passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.

The implanted chip has its own unique identification number and once implanted remains inactive until scanned by a special microchip scanner.

The scanned chip responds to a low voltage electronic signal from the scanner and transmits its unique code which is displayed on the scanning device. This allows us, pet rescue staff, dog wardens, police and the RSPCA to access a central database to discover the identity of the pet and location of its owner.

Why you should consider a microchip for your pet:

Microchipping your pet not only helps to re-unite you with your lost pet but also can establish proof of ownership.

The chipping procedure is quick, permanent and causes little discomfort and is carried out by a veterinary surgeon. The chip can be implanted without anaesthetic or during a surgical procedure if desired. For dog and cats, the recognised site for implantation is between the shoulder blades.

If you decide to travel abroad with your pet using an EU Pet Passport, your pet must be microchipped.

The cost:

Whilst microchips were initially expensive when they first came on the market, modern technology has reduced the cost and we offer this simple procedure for only £10.00.

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