Could your pet REALLY find its way home if it was lost?
Unfortunately, however you interpret the mass of statistics out there the fact remains that pets do go missing or wandering from time to time. As a practice we get many requests to raise awareness when a pet has gone missing and, of course, we are also the first stop for those kind members of the public who discover strays and hope to reunite them with their families.
Throughout June we are offering a microchipping service at just £10. It's a small price to pay for a lifetime's peace of mind. We've bettered last year's offer and in addition we are setting aside a string of clinics with our nursing team at our Malmesbury Hospital to ensure we meet the increased demand. When you call to book an appointment please mention that you would like to take advantage of this offer. We can answer any questions you might have too.
Collars and tags can be effective, but real peace of mind comes with having your pet microchipped. The emotional strain on a family can be immense when a pet is missing and this is at its most apparent to us when we are able to reunite pets with their owners. Some pets will be more inclined to wander further than others. We recently reunited a cat after 7 months away from home.
Once your pet has been microchipped, it's important that the tracer company has your most up to date contact details. Spring and summer are the busiest times for moving house, and although you might remember to inform your vet of your change of address, you should not forget to inform the tracer company too. Microchipping is most effective when details are kept up to date.