What is microchipping?

Microchipping is a simple, safe and quick procedure - one that can make all the difference in being reunited with your pet should they stray or go missing.

The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and the procedure, which is carried out by a vet or trained microchip implanter, takes only a few minutes but lasts a lifetime.

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How does a microchip help to reunite a lost pet with their owner?

Once your pet is microchipped, you and your pet's details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip's unique 15 digit code.

When a missing pet is found, an animal professional (for example a vet or dog warden) will scan the pet revealing the microchip's unique 15 digit code, and contact the microchip database your pet is recorded with. The customer care staff will perform some security checks before releasing your contact details to the animal professional - so that your pet can be reunited with you.

Compulsory Microchipping for Dogs

From April 2016 it will be a legal requirement for ALL dogs to be microchipped and contact details kept up-to-date. Visit our Chip It Check It website to find out what compulsory microchipping means for you.

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