Microchip Your Dog – Here’s The Facts!
Hello everyone, and welcome to another River Dogs new dog blog! We hope that you’ve had a good week; we know how tense it can be when you’re waiting for our blog to drop, but thankfully the moment is finally here. So yesterday was National Check the Chip Day; that doesn’t mean that people all up and down the British Isles were checking how many chips they had received with their Takeaway Fish Supper, we’re talking about the kind of mini device that you would use to Microchip Your Dog! To celebrate another one of the Pet Holidays that we never knew existed until now, here’s some important information about Microchipping your pet and why it’s so important!
Why You Should Microchip Your Dog, And How It’s Done!
If you’re new to the world of chipping or don’t know anything about why you should Microchip Your Dog, then you’re probably wondering why we’re condoning turning your pooch into a robot. A microchip doesn’t turn your pets into space dogs or anything sinister like that; it’s basically a tiny computer chip that is about the size of a single grain of rice. Microchip’s can hold tonnes and tonnes of information, and the ones that you use for your dogs hold all of the details that a vet or the authorities might need to identify them if they go missing etc.
These chips are inserted in the neck area and are transplanted under the skin by a needle. Its a super quick and simple procedure that won’t cause your dog any pain, and the microchip isn’t visible to the naked eye. The correct authorities will have a scanner that they can use to access the information quickly and easily if needed.
Why You Should Microchip Your Dog
We wouldn’t travel without a passport, and we certainly wouldn’t travel without our mobile phones and access to all of our bank accounts etc in case we need them on a journey. Pets need to carry information to identify them if they go missing or if something happens to them, and a microchip is like carrying around a form of identification that only the right people can access. If you put a dog’s name on a collar, then anyone can beckon them over and pretend that they are the pup’s true owners, but if your pets name and address are hidden away in their special microchip, then no bad people can get hold of the info. It doesn’t run out or expire and it’s very unlikely that it will get lost, plus you can keep it up to date by contacting the database that your details are held with. Ask your vet for more info! If you don’t microchip your dog and they run far away from home, it will be impossible for a rescue centre to contact you to let you know that they have your pooch. Imagine losing your little guy or gal; it doesn’t bear thinking about!
Here’s How To Get It Done
It’s really cheap and simple to microchip your dog. It will cost around £15 and you can get it done by your vet. Make sure that whoever carries out the procedure is properly trained, otherwise, the process might end up causing your dog some unwanted pain.
When To Microchip Your Dog
It’s a legal requirement that your dog needs to be microchipped as a puppy before they reach eight weeks old. There’s loads of loose skin at that stage, so it will be super easy to implant and they won’t feel a thing. Puppies are more prone to running loose from the house, so make sure you get it done when they start to ‘find their feet’ in the world.
Thanks for checking out our blog with information on how to Microchip Your Dog. We know that a lot of you already have dogs and know how these things work, but we also like to give information to new dog owners who might get a little hot around the collar when it comes to making sure they have everything sorted out for their dogs future. Remember, if in doubt, speak to a vet about what to do and for more information. Don’t risk losing your four-legged family members; get them microchipped and registered so the world can keep a tab on them if anything happens.
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