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Microchipping Pets

Price: £12 per pet

Register your pet and Book an appointment for microchipping

Should I micr​ochip my pet?

If you’re wondering whether to book in to get your pet microchipped, take a look at​ our guide.

Why should I microchip my pet?

Whether you’ve just bought a pet or adopted an older pet, making sure they are microchipped should be top of your list. Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they are lost or stolen. Microchips are safe, easy to implant and effective. Unlike collars and ID tags, microchips don’t come off and they don’t put your pet at risk of injury.

How does microchipping work?

A small chip (around the size of a grain of rice) is inserted under your pet’s skin – usually by your vet, a local authority or a trained and insured member of an animal welfare organisation, such as Pets Protection. This microchip gives your pet their own unique code.

If your pet were to go missing, the microchip would be scanned with a microchip scanner and matched to your contact details, which are kept on a pet microchip database.

How much does it cost to microchip a pet?​

In the UK, you can expect to pay anywhere between £20 and £30, depending on where you live. Often, charities and reputable pet rescue organisations may be able to microchip your pet for a reduced rate.

If you buy your rabbit from me, rest assured that the cost of microchipping your pet is included in your adoption fee.

Are there ongoing costs associated with microchipping a pet?

Amending your contact details on a pet microchip database can mean paying a fee. Depending on the database, this might be a one-off fee for the lifetime of your pet, or a cost every time you update.

Will microchipping harm my pet?

The procedure to microchip your pet is quick and painless – in fact, it is no more painful to your pet than getting an injection.

There is no need for ‘recovery’ from the procedure and it won’t cause your pet any discomfort or pain – in fact, they’re unlikely to know it is even there.

When should I have my pet microchipped?

There is no minimum age to have your pet microchipped. Many pets are microchipped at the same time as being spayed or neutered, when they are already under local anaesthetic. It is recommended to have your pet microchipped before they go outside for the first time, however.

Do I have to microchip my pet?

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Do pets have to be microchipped by law?

Currently there is nothing in place that states that pets need to be microchipped by law. It is currently against the law for dogs not to be microchipped, however, with owners facing considerable fines if they don’t comply.

Is my pet microchipped already?

If you’ve adopted a pet from NKALKA since January 2021, there is every chance that your pet may already have a microchip.

How do I go about registering a pet microchip?

If you’ve bought a rabbit from NKALKA, we’ll update your rabbit’s microchip on your behalf. You’ll be given the weblink and paperwork once you have formally bought your rabbit, complete with your pet’s microchip number.

If you have had your pet microchipped by a vet or organisation, they’ll let you know how to register your details online. You’ll usually be sent registration documents following the procedure, within a couple of weeks.

If you don’t receive anything, check with the person or organisation that microchipped your pet. Remember to keep your registration documents and pet’s microchip number safe.

What if I move home or change my phone number?

Keeping your details up to date is vital to ensuring you can be contacted – many pets are unfortunately not reunited with their owners due to forgetting to update their details.

Get your pet’s microchip number Keep your pet’s microchip number stored away so you can have it to hand. Not sure what it might be? Call your vet to see if they have it in their records, or take your pet to the vet to have them scanned.

I have lost my pet. What should I do?

If you’ve lost your pet and they’re already microchipped, it is best to let your microchipping company know. They’ll make sure your details are up to date.

If your lost pet is found and taken to a vet or animal welfare organisation, you’ll be contacted to arrange a reunion.

Find out more about what to do if your pet goes missing

Do vets scan for microchips?

Many vets and animal welfare organisations scan lost pets for microchips.

Find out more about what to do if you’ve found a pet

How do I transfer ownership of a pet with a microchip in the UK?

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What is a microchip pet flap?

If your pet has been microchipped, you might want to consider installing a microchip pet flap in your home. These identify pets trying to enter your home by scanning their microchip and will only allow entry to those whose microchip number you have programmed into the pet flap.

A great buy for those looking to exclude intruders – especially if they have a habit of eating your pet’s food! You can find a range of microchip pet flaps from Sureflap.

Terms and conditions for microchipping can be from here.

what else do we do?

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