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What You Need To Know About Microchipping And Is It Mandatory At Doggy Daycare?

Canine microchipping is a valuable tool for ensuring the safety and identification of your furry friend. This simple and virtually painless procedure involves implanting a small microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, beneath your dog’s skin, typically between the shoulder blades.

The microchip contains a unique identification number that, when scanned, connects to a database holding your contact information. This ensures a reliable method of reuniting you with your pet if they ever get lost or go missing. Microchips are a permanent form of identification that does not wear off or require maintenance, unlike collars and tags, which can be lost or damaged.

Microchipping is a quick procedure that can be done during a regular veterinary visit. It does not require anaesthesia, and most dogs experience minimal discomfort, akin to a routine vaccination. The benefits far outweigh the brief discomfort, providing a lifetime of security.

It’s crucial to keep your contact information up to date in the microchip database. If you move or change your phone number, make sure to update this information with the microchip registry and your veterinarian. This ensures that if your dog is found, the contact details linked to the microchip are accurate.

While microchips are a powerful tool for reuniting lost pets with their owners, they do not replace the need for visible identification. A combination of a microchip and a well-fitted collar with an ID tag offers the best chance of a swift reunion.

In summary, canine microchipping is a reliable and permanent method of identification that significantly enhances the chances of reuniting with your lost dog. It’s a simple procedure that provides peace of mind for pet owners and helps ensure the well-being of our beloved canine companions.  Proof of microchipping are a licence requirement of reputable doggie daycare and other service providers.  Acres 4 Dogs require details of microchipping along with maintained vaccination records.

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