Pet Microchipping

Microchipping is an easy and pain-free way of keeping track of your precious pets should they wander or get lost.

Microchipping Your Dog 

It's a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped.

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Microchipping Your Cat

Cats love to wander! Find out more about the benefits of microchipping your cat.

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Microchipping Your Rabbit

Find out how to be a responsible rabbit owner, including microchipping

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What is pet microchipping?

A pet microchip is a tiny computer chip about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a unique code, used as a permanent form of ID and security for your pet.

Once your pet’s been microchipped, you’ll receive confirmation from a registered database containing an ID or reference number, plus your pet’s microchip number.

If your pet goes missing and is later found, it simply needs to be scanned by a device a vet or animal shelter will have. This will recognise the microchip’s unique code and identify your pet.

How to update your pet's microchip details

If you move house or change your phone number, you’ll need to contact the database where your pet is registered to change your contact details. If you know the database your pet is registered with, you can simply check your details are up to date by contacting the database team over the phone.

If you don’t know the database your pet is microchipped with, take them to your local vet or rescue centre. They'll be able to do a scan and give you the number.

Does the Medivet Healthcare Plan Cover Microchipping?

Our Healthcare Plans are available for cats, dogs and rabbits and cover a variety of illnesses, plus they include other services such as microchipping and discounts on vet care and medication. 

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