Microchipping is a safe and permanent way of identifying your pet and is the best way to ensure that they can be returned to you if they are lost or stolen.

Many pets can be microchipped, including dogs, cats, rabbits and a variety of other species. 

Microchipping is a legal requirement for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks and from 10th June 2024 for all  cats over the age of 20 weeks. We also provide microchipping for other small animals.

While collars and tags can be lost or removed, microchips are a more reliable and permanent form of identification. 

However, they will only work if you keep your contact details, such as your address and phone number, up to date and accurate.


 What does the process involve?

Having your pet microchipped is both quick and safe. 

The microchip is implanted beneath the skin of your pet, commonly at the back of their neck, in a procedure that causes minimal discomfort. Microchipping is carried out by your vet or another trained member of the team.

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and will last for the duration of your pet’s life. Once it is implanted it is painless and your pet will not know it is there.

We will help you to register the microchip with the correct database to ensure your contact details are linked to the chip number for future use. 

It is really important that these details are kept up to date if your contact information changes. 


What to do if your pet goes missing?

Should your pet go missing it is often best to start with the local veterinary practices in your area as they are where most people take lost/stray animals. The next step would be to contact the microchip company to report your pet as missing and ensure that your contact details are correct. It is also worth trying your local council, RSPCA, Police as well as the CP or the local Animals Lost & Found Charity. Links to some of them can be found below –




Animals Lost & Found in Kent


Cats Protetion


Kent Police 

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