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Microchipping Your Cats & Dogs

Microchipping your cats & dogs can bring many benefits, as well as help to keep them safe. Thousands of cats and dogs are lost every year in the UK, and only a fraction of those are reunited with their owners, so if you would like to be out of the statistics, we would recommend you microchip them.

Microchipping for dogs and cats

What You Need To Know About Microchipping

A microchip is a permanent ID system that is implemented under a cat or a dog's skin. Each microchip is unique, containing a number that can be scanned and then used to identify the owners’ contact details in case they get lost.

Microchipping is a safe and fast procedure and can be done not only in cats and dogs but also in rabbits and other animals. For dogs, it is now a legal requirement that they get microchipped by the age of 8 weeks, otherwise, you may get fined up to £500,00.

If you would like to travel abroad with your pet, it is also a legal requirement that they get microchipped.


How Microchipping for Cats & Dogs Works

If your pet goes missing and is found by someone, a quick scan of their microchip will reveal your contact details. This allows you to be promptly notified about your cat or dog's situation and location as soon as possible

Microchipping also offers a permanent and reliable solution for pet identification, unlike collars or tags, which can fall off, be taken out, or simply become lost. Microchips although, remain implanted for your pet's entire life, bringing you peace of mind.

If you move homes or change phone numbers, it's essential to update your contact details within the pet's microchip. If you have any queries, Eastcott Vets can guide you through this process, ensuring your information remains accurate in the national database.


Is it Microchipping Compulsory?

Microchipping your dog has been compulsory in the UK since 2016. It is a legal requirement to keep the owners' information up to date, and as mentioned above, you could be fined up to £500,00 if not. For cats, microchipping will become compulsory from June 10, 2024, for all cats over 20 weeks old. Some variations may take place depending on the specific location in the UK.


How Much Does Microchipping for Cats & Dogs Cost?

At Eastcott Veterinary Practice, we believe in transparency when it comes to pricing, ensuring our clients receive competitive value. Our Microchipping services price begins at £33.05, however, in line with our dedication to our clients, we also provide a comprehensive Pet Health for Life plan, including various services, including microchipping.

The prices for the Pet Health for Life plans are £17,00 for cats and range from £15,00 to £20,00 for dogs depending on their sizes. Our Pet Health For Life covers:

  • Annual health checks and vaccinations including kennel cough for dogs
  • All year-round flea, tick and worming treatment including lungworm in dogs and ear mites in cats
  • 2 x consultations with a Vet*
  • 2 x consultations with a Nurse*
  • 10% off neutering
  • Microchipping
  • Nail clipping** (as required, subject to availability)
  • Anal gland expression** (as required, subject to availability)

For more information about our prices, please visit this page.


Microchip Your Cat & Dog with Eastcott Vets

If you would like to book an appointment with our team of experts, please fill in our contact form, or call us at 01793 528341. At Eastcott Veterinary Clinic, we care for our patients as if they were our own, and we ensure that each one of them receives outstanding care from the initial consultation.

Contact us for more information, or book an appointment now.


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Cricklade Road Clinic, 6 Clive Parade, Swindon, SN2 1AJ

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