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Victoria Vets microchip all creatures great and small

June is national Microchipping month and with an estimated 250,000 pets going missing each year in the UK, Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel en le Frith has introduced a new mini microchip to help tackle the issue. This new technology means smaller animals can also receive an identification chip which will allow them to be returned to their owners, should they stray. Standard microchips are also still available for larger pets.

The new mini microchip can be read by conventional chip readers but is only 40% of the size of the traditional chip, which makes it perfect for smaller pets such as rabbits, birds and tortoises.

Rachel Short, Head Veterinary Nurse at Victoria Vets said: “With so many pets going missing each year, it is great that this new technology will allow us to tag and identify more animals. The number of exotic pets is on the rise in theUKand some can be very valuable. This is just another reason it is important for us to ensure their safety by making them easy to identify.”

Rachel continued: “It is always heartbreaking when a pet goes missing, but it can be a real lifeline to know that your pet can easily be tracked back to you. We recommend every pet owner considers a microchip – especially now we can tag all creatures great and small!”

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