I am a vet trained Implanter for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Ferrets.
I will come to your home to microchip your pets eliminating any stressful visits to the vets.
I am fully insured too.
I charge £15.50 per pet. A discount will be given on 3 or more pets being chipped in one visit.
I use the pet detect system whos microchips are Made in the E.U. (Germany) on behalf of Trovan who own all the patents. They are sterilized and blister packed. They use the latest technology (FDX-B) and fully complies with the Pet Passport Scheme. The Trovan microchip has only 6 components (compared with 17 - 19 components in most other brands) and does not contain any lead solder. It is also one of the smallest microchips on the market and independent tests show that the smaller the microchip the less likely it is to migrate.
Every pet I microchip will be registered with the UK's largest pet microchipping database PETLOG! You will fill in a petlog jotter form for me to register your details online. Once registered, then you as the pet owner will receive confirmation from Petlog within 3-5 working days.
If you would like to know anything else about the microchipping service I offer please feel free to contact me.
Whilst every dog owner is legally obliged to ensure that their dog is wearing a collar and identification disc, thousands of owners have now taken positive steps to ensure their much-loved companion can also be identified through microchip technology.
Since being introduced in 1989, over 4 million dogs and cats have been microchipped, and this number continues to grow at an estimated 8,000 registrations per week.
Microchipping is now
recognised as the most effective and secure way of permanently
identifying a pet. A unique identification number is registered to the
animal and the owner's details are placed on a national database.
Sadly, the reality is that of the many thousands of pets that go missing each year, it is estimated that less than half of them are reunited with their owners. Don't wait until it's too late. Get your pet microchipped and have the assurance that should he become lost (or be stolen), he is more likely to be returned to you safe and sound.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic device, which is the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner. A microchip works through radio wave frequency.
How is the microchip implanted?
Using a specially designed implanting device the microchip is injected through a sterile needle under the dog's skin.
Where is the microchip implanted?
In dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets the microchip is implanted under the skin, between the shoulder blades.
Does it hurt?
No anaesthetic is required and the procedure should cause no more discomfort than a standard vaccination. Some pets may cry but most dont even notice.
How does the microchip stay in place?
Once the microchip has been inserted, the pets body tissue surrounding the microchip attaches itself, preventing movement of the chip.
Why does the body not reject the microchip?
The microchip is encased in the same material (bio-compatible glass) that is used in human pacemakers. The microchip and the implanting equipment are sterilised before use, so that the pets body does not reject the microchip.
How is the identification number read?
Microchips work when a scanner is passed over them. This is because the scanner produces low frequency radio waves that passively activate the microchip, allowing the unique number to be read.
Who has a scanner?
It is estimated that there are currently over 10,000 scanners in use throughout the UK. These can be found at most veterinary practices, Local Authorities and animal welfare groups. Local Authorities and animal welfare groups use scanners to check stray dogs to see if they have been microchipped. If the dog has been microchipped he can then be returned to the owner easily and quickly. Most appropriately Trained Implanters also carry scaners.
How are the owners traced?
If an animal is found to have a microchip, the Local Authority, vet, implanter or animal welfare organisation contacts a national database to find the owner's details. The owner then can be contacted and reunited with their pet. There are several databases in the UK the largest one being PETLOG. Your registration document will tell you which database has your pet registered and their contact details. If you need to make any changes to your pets registered details , such as moving house, you should contact your database operator. Owners of microchip scanners have special access to the databases to allow them to contact you if they find your pet.