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Microchipping Your Dog, Cat, or Rabbit

Microchipping your furry friend – whether it's a dog, cat, or rabbit – is a crucial step in ensuring their safety and swift return if they ever wander off. With a microchip, your beloved pet can be easily identified and reunited with you, providing peace of mind in case they get lost or stolen.

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How Microchipping Works?

A microchip is a tiny electronic identification inserted into their skin and can be used in case they get lost. Each microchip has a unique number that will be detected by a scanner, and they will show the owner's details. This procedure should be done by a trained professional, but at Maven Veterinary Care in Sutton, we’ve got it!

Once the microchip is inserted, any veterinarian will be able to check the pet owner's contact details when the microchip is scanned as they will be kept on a national database. So, in case your dog, cat, or rabbit gets lost, the chances of having them back are way bigger in comparison to pets who don’t have a microchip.

In case you move, you need to make sure that your details are up to date. You can contact your pet’s veterinarian and check which database your pet is registered with, then use your pet’s microchip number to change the details. Otherwise, you can check if your veterinarian can do it for you.

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Why Should I Microchip My Pet?

Don’t get the opportunity to have your pet lost as thousands of pet owners do every year. Microchipping your pet will give you the best chance of having your pet returned to you as they will be a permanent solution, while tags and collars can be easily removed. You can still use a collar with your details so any person could quickly call you in case they find your pet, but still, the microchip will offer the security that the collars don’t.

In the UK, microchipping your dog is compulsory, so ideally, you will need to contact your veterinarian near you and do the procedure as soon as possible. They should have their microchip by the age of eight weeks. While microchipping cats and rabbits is optional, it's highly recommended to enhance their chances of being returned home safely.


The Microchipping Proceduredog microchipping

The microchipping procedure is very quick and simple. It can cause a little discomfort to your pet, but the pain is minimal, and pets will forget them quickly. This procedure needs to be done by a trained professional, and therefore, you should choose a reliable veterinarian practice to insert your pet’s microchip for you.

At Maven Veterinary Care, we have a team of highly trained and experienced veterinarian professionals near you who can insert microchips and care for dogs, cats, and rabbits. They not only offer high-quality service but also a friendly and reliable approach to any pet owner and their pets.

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Microchipping price

At Maven Veterinary Care, we offer microchipping services for dogs, cats, and rabbits. If you would like to know more about the procedure or our services near you before booking an appointment with us, do not hesitate to contact us.

Our microchipping price is £46,08 per pet, but we also offer Pet Health for Life insurance from £17,00 per month, which includes the microchipping, as well as other essential treatments and services. To know more about it and about our prices, please check our pricing and procedures page.


Get your Pet Microchipped

For more information about Maven Vets microchipping services in Sutton, London, do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we will be happy to help your pet no matter what. Call us at 0208 337 2214 to speak to a member of our care team, or send us email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Maven Vets is in Sutton, and we open our veterinary clinic every day of the week, apart from Bank Holidays, ensuring convenience for you and your pet's needs.

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