Microchipping

Microchipping

We recommend your pet should be implanted with a microchip. Microchipping provides a permanent and unique identification for your pet, which is registered on a central database along with your details.

Should your pet go missing, when found, the microchip can be read using a special hand held scanner. Veterinary practices, the police and animal welfare organisations routinely scan strays, hopefully ensuring that if the unthinkable happens, you can be speedily reunited.

A microchip is the size of a grain of rice that has a unique 15 digit code. The microchip is implanted under the skin of an animal (between the shoulder blades in the case of cats and dogs) and your contact details are recorded onto the Petlog database, which is run by the Kennel Club. If your details change you must contact Petlog (01296 336579) and change your details as soon as you can.

In line with Wales and Northern Ireland from April 2016 every dog in England and Scotland must be microchipped. For more information on compulsory microchipping click here.