The importance of microchipping
Using microchips for the accurate identification of pets has proven to be an extremely reliable method. Since the 1990’s they have been used in millions of animals and have become a legal requirement of the EU Pet Passport scheme.
Microchipping provides a swift, safe and permanent means of identification, allowing an animal to be re-homed if it strays or is lost or stolen.
In April 2016 the law was changed so that all dog owners in England, Scotland and Wales must have their dogs microchipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database and all contact details are to be kept up to date. Dog breeders, meanwhile, must ensure that puppies are microchipped and recorded by the time they are 8 weeks old and before they are sold.
Full information on compulsory microchipping can be found on the Government website.
The BackHome bio-glass mini chips are suitable for use in many species such as dogs, cats, horses or even snakes. The BackHome mini chip is a versatile and reliable option that causes minimal discomfort to the animal.
Just one application/implant for a lifetime of protection. It’s not just a microchip. BackHome is a complete service dedicated to keeping you and your pet together. BackHome provides lifelong registration on PETtrac, a reunification database that is dedicated to reuniting missing pets with their owners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Lost or found a pet?
If you have found or lost a pet, PETtrac, a fully DEFRA compliant, UK based pet reunification database, will be able to assist you. Contact PETtrac:
Lost & Found Hotline: 01273 408722
Microchip Registrations Update: 01273 408721
So what are you waiting for – come and have your Backhome, Biotec Microchip fitted for only £12.50. Call to make an appointment with the Nurse or ask the Vet when you are next at the Surgery.