MICROCHIPS

Microchips

On 6 February 2012 the Government announced that they will be introducing legislation to make microchipping of all dogs compulsory in England from 6 April 2016.

From that date owners will need to:

  • Have their dog microchipped and registered on one of the authorised commercial databases available;
  • Register the details of any new owner before they sell or give the dog away;
  • Keep their contact details up-to-date on the microchip databases.

If your dog is already microchipped:

How do I know if my details are correct?

To check your details on the database you will need to know the microchip number and the database your pet is registered on.

If you do not have a record of your pet’s microchip, simply bring them along to us and we will scan the microchip for you. Once you have the microchip number you can use the “chip checker” on the ANIBASE® (www.anibase.com) homepage to find out which database your pet is registered on along with contact details to get in touch with them.

How do I change my details on the database?

The following link will give you full instructions on how to quickly and easily make the changes on ANIBASE®

www.anibase.com/updating_your_details

To update details that are registered with PETLOG please visit their website:
https://www.petlog.org.uk/pet-owners/update-your-contact-details/

If your dog is not microchipped:

To help our clients comply with these laws coming into force we are offering microchips at £12.50. Our Pet Health Care Clients will still get their 10% discount making their price £11.25.

Have you thought about how worrying it would be if you were to lose your pet? It is a sad fact that more than 300,000 pets get lost or go missing every year in the UK. There is a solution – you can have your pet microchipped with an idENTICHIP® microchip. Not only for your peace of mind but also because you NEED to ensure your dog is microchipped to comply with legislation.

How does it work?

Your vet or nurse injects the idENTICHIP® microchip into the animal – if it’s a dog, cat or rabbit, this will be placed just under the loose skin between the shoulder blades as this is best practice. After that there’s nothing else to do – unless your pet goes missing. If it does, most vets, animal charities and local authorities have microchip readers, so when someone hands your pet in it can be quickly identified on the ANIBASE pet secure database using the microchip’s unique ID number. Then it’s just a case of reuniting you with your pet as soon as possible.

What is a idENTICHIP® microchip?

Hardly bigger than a grain of rice, idENTICHIP® has a unique 15-digit code that is the key to all your pet’s details. idENTICHIP® are an ISO standard microchip and approved for the PET’s travel scheme.

Please visit http://www.identichip.co.uk/ for further details.

Contact us to to arrange for your pet to be microchipped.

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