A microchip is a small chip that is inserted underneath the skin of your pet. This chip has its own unique 15 digit number that can be read using a microchip scanner. The microchips number is held in a large protected database and holds information about the animal and contact details of their owner.
At All Pets we use Tracer Advanced Slim Microchip’s which is 10 times stronger and 12 times lighter than glass! Their Slim microchips are 25% smaller than the previous ones, meaning the needle implanter size is reduced too. The microchip details are registered with the Petlog database which is the UK’s largest microchip database, of which you get lifetime registration.
The benefits of microchipping your pet include:
- Identification of lost or stolen pets
- Legal requirement for dogs in the UK over 8 weeks of age
- Legal requirement for import/export and the Pet Travel Scheme
Microchips can be implanted by our vets and veterinary nurses and can be done in a consultation. If your pet is due to undergo routine surgery such as neutering, we often advise that the microchip is implanted at this time in order to avoid a slightly painful procedure and negative association of the consult room.