Microchipping for Rabbits - Explained
Our beloved rabbits hop all over the place and sometimes go missing. Microchipping will determine the identity and owners of the rabbit so it can be returned safely. Microchipping is a permanent ID system, which involves a chip, no bigger than a grain of rice being implanted under the skin of your pet’s scruff.
Microchipping: not just for rabbits
Microchipping is not only for rabbits but also for cats, ferrets, dogs, snakes, parrots, tortoises and horses and comes highly recommended by the team at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre. It is a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped, but having all pets chipped is a sensible idea! You can be fined up to £500.00 if your dog is not microchipped. It is also worth noting, that if you are planning on taking your pet abroad, they must be microchipped and have a pet passport.
Sedation is not necessary for the implantation of the microchip. The microchipping procedure causes hardly any discomfort to the animal. This procedure is performed many times by our expert team at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre so it's quick and effective. It's our passion to help your pet, so we always make sure they are as comfortable as possible. If you aren't sure if your rabbit has a microchip implant, our team have a scanning system that will detect a working chip. Even if the conversation isn't had, before implanting a new microchip, we always check your rabbit hasn't already got one that our unaware of.
At the time of implant, you will be asked to complete a registration form, from which your details are then submitted to a national database by a Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre. Your details are kept on the database for your rabbit’s lifetime, and the fee for this is included in the cost of implantation.
ISO Standards for Rabbit Microchipping
At Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre, all our microchips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and therefore can be recognised by scanners abroad when used in the Pet Passport scheme. Because of this, it is important to update any changes to your contact details as soon as possible, so everything is identified correctly.
Get in touch with one of our friendly experts at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre should you have any questions or book your microchip for your rabbit today.
We provide a very affordable Pet Health for Life Plan which includes the vital service of microchipping. This cost-effective plan defends your rabbit from preventative diseases.