Since 6th April 2016, it is now a requirement of the law for all dogs to have a microchip. For a small fee a microchip can be inserted in to the loose skin of your pets neck, with a unique number for you and your pet, this is used to store your information on a national database.
The size of the microchip is about the size of a single grain of rice, implanting can be done conscious or at a time of an operation. Once done it and will stay with your pet forever, and just requires you to update any changed details with the database.
This means that now you can prove your pet is yours and more importantly if lost, and then subsequently found can be reunited with you.
If injured and taken to a vet this means treatment can be instigated with consent quickly. Also microchips are the core instrument in a pet passport, allowing you to travel with your pet proving who the passport belongs to.
After microchipping it is important to keep your details on a database up to date to ensure you can be found, this can be done easily either by phone or internet.
Not only can we microchip dogs and cats, but most species are able to have one implanted, talk to the team to find out more.