West Bar Veterinary Hospital
19 West Bar, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9SA
Telephone us (24 hours) on: 01295 262 332

Microchipping

  • _MG_6031efpEvery year more than 300,000 treasured family pets go missing and many don’t find their way home – don’t let your pet become a statistic!

 

  • Microchipping is a method of identification where an electronic chip the size of a grain of rice is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. It is quick and simple and can be done in a normal consult. If a straying pet is found and scanned, the chip can be read with a scanner so vets and registered welfare organisations can obtain your details and reunite you and your pet.

 

  • Since 6th April 2016 it has been a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old. The contact details  associated with each microchip must be kept up to date on the central database – this is the responsibility of the owner.

 

  • Breeders are responsible for ensuring that the puppies that they breed are microchipped, and by law must be recorded as the first keeper. Breeders should set up an account with Petlog by following this link, and then obtain a transfer code to transfer the records to the new owners.

 

  • Even though it is not required by law for cats and other pets we recommend getting them microchipped so that you can be reunited in the unfortunate event they do go missing.

For more information please see here.