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Microchipping is a quick and painless procedure. It helps you to reunite with your pet should they ever go missing or be stolen. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your dog’s skin near the scruff of their neck.

Every microchip is allocated a unique identification number which can be picked up by a portable detection scanner. This will identify the number, and then access all your details upon doing so. Local authorities, most veterinary clinics, and even hospitals will have access to one of these devices. By identifying your details, it’s far easier to reunite your dog with you if they ever go missing.  

Dog Microchipping and the Law

It is the law for dogs to be microchipped! You can be fined up to £500 if your dog has not been microchipped so it’s worth taking note that if you’re planning on taking your dog abroad they must have a pet passport, and be microchipped!

It is not necessary for us to sedate your dog before implanting the microchip – this procedure is painless and will not cause discomfort. It can be done quickly via a routine consultation. It’s also okay if you’re unsure whether your dog has been microchipped – we can easily detect this using a scanner. You can also come into Gower Vets to check that the microchip is working correctly.

We always make sure your dog doesn’t already have a microchip in them before we carry out any dog microchipping.

Dog Microchipping Procedure

Prior to dog microchipping, we will ask you to complete a registration form – where we will access your details that are submitted to a larger database which can be accessed via the portable scanner. A member of Gower Vets will upload your information allocated to your dog’s specific microchip. For your dog’s lifetime, this information will remain on the database, and the fee for this is already included within the implantation costs.

Contact Us for Dog Microchipping in Guildford

Just bought a new puppy? Or perhaps you've got a rescue dog that hasn't been microchipped. Contact Alder Vets here, or call us on 01483 536 036.


Alder Veterinary Practice

Unit B

Queen Elizabeth Park

Railton Road




Telephone: 01483 536036

Email: [email protected]

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