If you and your dog live in Scotland, then by law he or she must be microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old.
Getting your dog microchipped means that should your pet go missing, he or she can be reunited with you.
If you own a cat or other pets, whilst you don't legally need to get them microchipped, it is recommended given that it's the easiest way to identify your pet if it's lost or stolen.
We often have pets brought into our practices who been found by members of the public, and the process of our staff reuniting them with their owners is much less stressful for the pet (and pet owner) when all we need to do is use our microchip scanner and then make a phone call!
Microchipping can also act as a deterrent to dog theft, and means that all puppies are traceable to their breeder, which helps reduce the problem of puppy farming. If you have any questions about microchipping, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.