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What is it?

  • It is about the size of a grain of rice and stores a unique identification number.
  • The microchip is inserted in between your pet’s shoulder blades.
  • A scanner waved over the microchip reveals the microchip number.

Why do it?

  • Once microchipped, your name and address is entered along with the microchip number onto a national database.
  • If your pet is subsequently lost or stolen, a scanner passed over the implanted microchip will reveal the number.
  • The database is checked for that number and your details are provided which allows you to be contacted

Bio-Therm Microchipping

  • A new innovation is a microchip that also contains an inbuilt thermometer.
  • This allows your pet’s temperature to be taken by merely waving the scanner over the microchip, removing any stress caused when putting a thermometer up your pet’s bottom.