A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog's skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner. ... Not only it is a legal requirement to ensure that your contact details are up-to-date, but the microchip is useless without them
As of April 2016, it is now a mandatory practice throughout the United Kingdom for all dog owners to have their dogs microchipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database or they will be fined up to £500.
Microchipping 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 from being lost or stolen is microchipping them.
Microchips last a lifetime. Once implanted, the only thing you’ll need to do is keep the information up to date.
How and 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.
Every year, thousands of dogs are unable to be reunited with their owners because their chip details are not up to date.