As of April 2016, it is now a mandatory practice throughout the United Kingdom for all dog owners to have their dogs micro chipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database, or they will be fined up to £500.
Micro chipping is a quick and safe procedure that will help to protect your pet for life.
One of the most effective means of protecting your dog or cat from being lost or stolen is micro chipping them. Microchips last a lifetime, once implanted – the only thing you’ll need to do is keep the information up to date.
A microchip is a small electronic chip that will help identify your pet should it be lost or stolen. There are different sizes of microchip 12mm, 10mm, 8mm, and 7mm. We use nano chips for the comfort of your pet. These chips can be read by ANY microchip reader and are fully compatible.
How are where is the microchip implanted?
The microchip is injected through a sterile needle under the dog’s skin between the shoulder blades using a sterile implanting tool.
Do I have to pay to update my details?
Yes, you may need to pay to update your details but most databases offer a premium service which is a one off payment that entitles you to unlimited change, not only is it a legal requirement to ensure that your contact details are up to date, but the microchip is useless without them. Every year, thousands of dogs and cats are unable to be reunited with their owners because their chip details are not up to date.
What will happen if my dog is not chipped?
It is a legal requirement that your dog is chipped.
Micro Chipping Key Facts
All dogs in the UK must be micro chipped. Puppies must be micro chipped by 8 weeks of age or before leaving the litter. Breeders will be responsible for micro chipping and must be recorded as the first keeper. The recorded keepers (where the dog resides) must keep contact details up to date on a government compliant database.