Thousands of dogs are lost each year in the UK and many never reunited with their owners due to having no identification. Microchipping is the safest way to ensure they can always get back to you when lost.
Microchipping is cheap, harmless, and takes seconds. A small chip (the size of a grain of rice) will be implanted into the back of your dog’s neck with a unique number on it. This procedure will take place with them fully awake and is very similar to giving an injection, so dogs tolerate it incredibly well. The unique microchip number is then stored on a central database with your name and address details attached.
If your dog then gets lost and is found by a veterinary practice, rescue centre, dog warden or the police, your dog will be scanned and the microchip located. The organisation will then contact the microchip company, get your details, and give you a call to collect your dog.
SPECIAL OFFER: Llys Nini RSPCA has a special offer on to microchip your dragon (or cat, dog or rabbit) for just £12.50 during the Six Nations – no appointment needed, open 11am – 3.45pm every day except Wednesdays. Remember a dragon, like all pets, is for life.