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About Microchipping

Why should I have my pet microchipped?

Sadly, it is estimated that 250,000 pets go missing every year. A microchip greatly increases the chance a lost or stolen pet will make it home.

Collar identification tags may be required for dogs but they can fall off, break or be removed. A microchip is a permanent method of identification that will normally last the lifetime of your pet. It is as small as a grain of rice and implanted just underneath the skin between the shoulder blades. Once the microchip is inserted your pet won’t even notice it is there – just like a vaccination.

Each microchip transmits a unique identification number. If a Local Authority, Vet or Rescue recovers your pet they will scan for the chip and get this number. It will link to a database - we use Petlog - who will notify you of the pet’s location. Keeping your contact details up to date is crucial to ensure your pet is returned safely.

For an added layer of security use a Trovan Microchip. Manufactured to the highest quality standards with 25 years experience behind the design and ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can be assured you are making the best choice for your pet. 

If you own a dog in the UK it must have a compliant (FDX-B) microchip implanted before 6th April 2016, or you will be breaking the law.

However, we recommend any pet is microchipped as a way of helping them get back home should the worst happen.