Our qualified Microchipping service give YOU peace of mind
- - Quick, permanent identification
- - Easy, safe and pain – free
- - Tiny insert chip – can not be altered or lost
- - Registered with PetLog, the National Database
- - Required for travel abroad
Microchipping provides the security of knowing that should your dog stray, the chances of being reunited with him will significantly increase.
Whilst every dog owner is legally obliged to ensure that their dog is wearing a collar and tag, these can easily get lost or can be removed if a dog is stolen. A microchip is permanent. If you move house or change your telephone number please call PetLog on 01296 336579 (24/7 lost and found line) as soon as possible to let them know.
From April 6 2016 it will be a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped in England. It's also expected that this will become law in Wales in Spring 2016.
So make you that you have your dog microchipped before this date, it will also help improve your chances of being reunited with your dog should they ever stray.
NOTE: It is now compulsory deadline is April 2016 for all dogs to be microchipped as part of the responsible dog ownership and government guidelines
Your Questions answered
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic device, the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner and then entered onto the national database alongside the owner's details.
How and where is the microchip implanted?
Using a specially designed implanting device, the microchip is injected through a sterile needle under the dog's skin between the shoulder blades.
Does it hurt?
No, it does not hurt the dog. No anaesthetic is required and the procedure should cause no discomfort than a standard vaccination.
How long will it take?
Just a few moments! In fact, by the time you complete the petlog registration form your pet will be protected by the latest I.D.
Who has a scanner?
These can be found at most veterinary practices, local authorities, animal welfare groups and qualified microchiping institutions/groomers (certificate should be displayed).
If you plan to travel abroad your pet must have a microchip in order to comply with the regulations, for your pet passport.