Thousands of pets are lost every year and many are never returned to their owners. Even the most reliable and well-cared for animal can get lost or stolen. Home-loving pets are most at risk because they don’t know their way around the local area. A microchip is recommended as the most effective and easy way of identifying your pet if it become lost or stolen.
Having a microchip implanted is quick, simple and very cost effective. It will give you the peace of mind that, if your pet does become lost, you will have more chance of being reunited faster. You may also avoid the possibility of your pet being rehomed or kept in a shelter.
A microchip is a tiny, glass, inert capsule the size of a grain of rice containing an identification number linking you to your pet. Your pet’s chip number is registered with PetLog, the national central database run by The Kennel Club. Vets, rescue centres and dog wardens have hand held scanners used to detect the microchip number. Your contact details can be confirmed allowing you to be reunited with your pet. Dogs, cats and rabbits, have their microchip implanted in the scruff of the neck via special pre-packed sterile needle. The chip is deposited into the area between the shoulder blades. Your pet will feel no more discomfort than with a conventional injection. Your pet is registered for life. You can update your details, such as changes of address, by via Petlog’s website or by telephone.