What is a microchip?

A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog’s skin. It is a simple procedure done by your vet and doesn’t hurt the dog.

How does a microchip work?

A dog microchip has a unique code which when scanned with a special reader, can be matched to the owner’s details on the provider’s database.

Why is a microchip so important?

Dog microchipping gives you the best chance of being reunited with your dog if they go missing.

What’s the law around microchipping?

From the 6th April 2016, all dogs in England, Wales and Scotland are required by law to be microchipped and wear a collar with an ID tag.

How do I keep my details up to date?

It is very important that you keep your contact details up to date for your dog’s microchip to remain compliant. Check with your provider for more details.

Remember… if your dog is lost or stolen you are 20 times more likely to be reunited if it is microchipped and the details are up to date.