Microchipping for dogs
As of 6th April 2016, it is a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped and records kept up to date. Please visit either www.petlog.org.uk or www.pettrac.co.uk/pet-owners/update-pet-microchip depending on which microchip your animal has, if you need to amend the records.
A microchip is a pet identification method involving an integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog, cat, horse, or other animal. The pet microchips are about the size of a large grain of rice.
The implantation of the chip is a quick and relatively painless procedure that should not hurt much more than a vaccination. In the case of dogs and cats this would be done just behind their shoulder blades by a qualified implanter using a special pre-packed sterile needle.