Micro-chipping and identification
Every year more than 300,000 treasured pets go missing. Pets can go missing for a variety of reasons: they become scared during and run away the firework season or a heavy thunderstorm, wander too far from a new house and being naturally inquisitive, can easily become lost whilst investigating different noises or smells.
Having a microchip implanted is quick, simple and very cost effective. It will give you peace of mind if your dog does become lost, you will have more chance of being reunited faster. You also avoid the possibility of your dog being rehomed or kept in a shelter.
Since 2016, it is compulsory for every dog owner to have their dogs microchipped. Not all microchips are the same and in the past pets have had to be re-chipped, due to chips not functioning. There are some really cheap micro chips on the market and promotions run at rehoming centres, we have taken the decision to not use these budget chips and in favour of one that we hope should last for the lifetime of your pet without problems.
Here at Charter Vets all registered dogs receive a complimentary Charter pet tag, on which is engraved our telephone number. This means, should anyone find your dog, lost or hurt, they have a 24-hour number on which to contact us. We will coordinate any emergency treatment necessary and take care of your cat until we can contact you.