Your dog will be lost without a chip!
Having your pet microchipped is one of the best ways to increase your pet’s chances of getting home. Unlike dog tags and collars, which can fall off or be removed, microchipping is a more permanent form of identifying your dog. But don’t forget the law says all dogs must wear a collar and tag, with their owners name, address and telephone number on it.
Dogs Trust are currently offering FREE microchipping across the country – to find out where click here.
How does it work?
A tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice is inserted under your dog’s loose skin, on the back of the neck. This gives the dog their own unique code. If your dog becomes lost or stolen and is picked up by the dog warden or turns up at a shelter or vet’s office, the microchip can be scanned and matched to your contact details, which are kept on a database.
This is extremely important! If the vet or whoever is chipping your dog does not submit the paperwork for you, make sure you complete the form and mail it to the company. And even if the chipper submits the paperwork , it’s a good idea to follow up with the database to make sure the chip was registered correctly.
Keep your dog’s chip details updated!
Please remember that if your phone number, address, e-mail address change, you must update your dog’s microchip information – it is the only way it can be used to reunite you with your best friend. Click here to find out more!
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