A significant development as a result of The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Legislation 2015 is the introduction of a formal Adverse Event Reporting system.
An adverse event can be viewed as an instance where complications have occurred a a result of microchipping. This is not as serious and scary as it sounds when you consider a microchip falling out due to rough puppy play is included. Managed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD for short) you should report any instances of microchip failure, migration and excessive pain/ suffering as a result of the procedure which occur in dogs. At petDetect, we're recommending our implanters report any possible events when they occur in ANY species as a prudent measure.
This is a positive step forward as it should eliminate unproven reports of issues linked to microchip insertion; giving a clearer picture of the issues and regularity in which they occur. It is hoped this will improve the microchipping industry as a whole.
If you are an implanter, vet or curious pet owner, you can visit our Adverse Event Reporting FAQ for more information on what classes as an Adverse Event, the system, and how one is reported.