From the 6th April 2016 , it will be made law for all dogs from 8 weeks of age to Microchipped. This can be done at a routine appointment with one of the nurses. We inject a small microchip ( approximately the size of a grain of rice) under the skin between the shoulder blades.
This unique microchip number is then added to the database with your contact details . If your dog should go missing and somebody hands them into the practice or Police station/ Kennels etc then they would be routinely scanned. The unique chip number would be rung through to the database and matched up with the owners contact number and you would be contacted immediately.
This is why, should you ever change address or telephone number , you must update these details with the database. Failure to do this would delay reuniting you with your much loved pet.