The registration process links this identification number to the owner’s contact details, allowing for quick and easy reunification if the pet gets lost or stolen. The implantation procedure is straightforward and does not require anaesthesia. A veterinarian inserts the chip under the skin with a needle, usually between the shoulder blades. The chips are about as big as a grain of rice, so they are hardly noticeable once implanted. However, it is essential to ensure that the microchip functions correctly by scanning it after implantation. The implantation process involves using a sterile needle to inject the microchip under your pet’s skin.
After implantation, registering your pet’s details with an appropriate database ensures that your information is connected to their unique identification number. In case your pet gets lost or stolen, any animal shelter or veterinary clinic can scan them to retrieve their information from this database. Once your pet is implanted with the microchip, you will receive a certificate of registration that contains the unique identification number of your pet and contact information about yourself and your veterinarian. When registering your pet’s microchip details on an online database, it’s important to ensure all information provided is accurate and up-to-date. This includes updating any changes in address or phone numbers over time.
Microchipping is an important process for keeping your pets safe and secure. Swan Street Vet in Richmond is an accredited microchip centre. This means that they are required to follow specific protocols when implanting microchips in animals. One concern of pet owners regarding microchipping is its cost and availability. Although it may seem expensive at first glance, the price varies depending on several factors such as the type of chip used.