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  • Pet Microchipping | Peak Vets

To establish a permanent identifying process, your pet will have a pet microchipping inserted under their skin. It serves as a permanent form of identification and is around the size of a rice grain.

Sheffield Pet Microchipping 

Most veterinary practitioners, including Peak Veterinary Clinics, as well as regional government offices and rescue groups, have carry-along scanners that can read the individual microchip number of every pet.

This guarantees that the central microchipping database will always have your contact information. After your pet's microchip has been read and verified, a brief phone call can facilitate your pet and you getting back together.

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the Importance of Pet Microchipping

Pet microchipping is highly recommended by the experts at Peak Veterinary Clinic for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, snakes, parrots, tortoises, and horses.

Legal Requirement

From a legal standpoint, all dogs now have to be microchipped, and all pups must be immunised by the time they become eight weeks old in order for the breeder to transfer ownership. You might be fined up to £500.00 if your dog is not microchipped. 

It's crucial to keep in mind that if you plan to travel with your pet, they must be microchipped and have a pet passport.

Since pet microchipping is a minimally painful procedure that can be finished during a typical appointment, anaesthesia is not necessary for the pet microchip insertion procedure.

Moreover, don't freak out if you can't recall or know whether your pet has a microchip; using a scanner to look for one is a really easy procedure. We may arrange for a member of the Peak Vets team to scan your pet and check for a working chip. Please make sure that we all check to make sure the animal hasn't gotten a microchip before implanting a new one.

Equestrian Pet Microchipping

Starting October 18th, 2018, new rules from Defra require all horses, ponies, and donkeys to have a microchip and a valid UK passport. This information will be stored in a central database called the Central Equine Database (CED).

Microchipping has already been mandatory for horses born after June 30th, 2009. Owners of older horses have a grace period:

  • Before October 1st, 2018: Two years to get their horses microchipped.
  • After October 1st, 2020: Microchipping becomes mandatory for all horses, ponies, and donkeys.

This new system aims to improve animal welfare and reunite lost or stolen horses with their owners. The CED will allow local authorities and police to easily locate owners, making the process faster and more efficient. Additionally, it can help identify owners of abandoned horses, ensuring proper care and holding them accountable.

Finally, any changes in a horse's status, such as death, loss, theft, or removal from the food chain, must be reported to the passport issuing organization. They will then have one day to update the CED with this new information.

Pet Microchipping for Horses

Before microchipping your horse, our veterinarian will perform a thorough check to ensure there's no existing chip and that the new one we'll be implanting is functioning properly and reads the correct number.

The microchip itself will be placed on the mid-crest of your horse's left neck. We'll clean and shave a small area for easier access. In some cases, local anesthesia might be used for added comfort during the procedure. Once inserted with a wide-bore needle, the chip will be scanned to confirm its proper placement within your horse's body.

While uncommon, there's a slight chance of minor swelling (edema) at the injection site. This usually resolves on its own. Similarly, minimal bleeding might occur but typically stops quickly. If any complications arise, such as persistent swelling or significant fluid accumulation, treatment with antibiotics and drainage might be necessary.

Registration Form for Pet Microchipping

Peak Vets offers pet microchipping! This simple procedure increases the chance of your lost pet finding their way home. We register your info in a national database (lifetime enrollment included). Keep your contact details updated for faster reunions. Our microchips meet international standards, potentially aiding in pet passport programs. Contact Peak Vets today for a safer, happier pet!

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