Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact that pets go missing every day – fitting a microchip can greatly increase the chance that your dog will be identified and reunited with you quickly should this happen. From April 2016 it became compulsory for all dogs living in the UK to be microchipped, with fines of up to £500 for anyone not complying.
A microchip is a small electronic device (slightly bigger than a grain of rice) that provides permanent identification for the animal it is implanted in. Implanting the tiny chip is quick and simple, and once in place your pet will be blissfully unaware of its presence. Details of your pet, along with contact details for you, are then registered permanently with a national database – therefore it’s important to keep your contact details up to date every time you move home or change email addresses or mobile numbers.