Microchipping

Microchipping

Microchipping is a legal requirement for all dogs over the age of eight weeks. We also provide microchipping for cats and other small animals.

Each year in the UK, thousands of cats and dogs go missing from their owners and loving homes.


Some are lost, escape or even become a victim of pet theft. It is sad but extremely common and can be a very stressful time for pets and their owners.


Thankfully, many pets are returned to their rightful owners due to microchipping.


Microchipping is one of the most effective ways to reunite lost pets with their loving families and provides your pet with a unique electronic identification. Not only is it a legal requirement for dogs from the age of eight weeks, but it is also a vital service provided for cats, smaller furries and birds.


The microchipping procedure only takes a few seconds. It is safe, simple and causes little discomfort. The chip itself is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades.

Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. Microchipping is only effective if your personal and contact details are kept up to date through Petlog.


When moving house or changing contact number, it is important to remember to update these details to help you be reunited with your pet should they become lost. If you have a dog it is a legal requirement that your details are up to date.


For more information about microchipping, please speak to a member of our team.