A microchip is a tiny pellet that is painlessly injected near the shoulders. A dog that is microchipped with a unique identification number can be returned home if lost or found. Only an authorised person can check details on the microchip database.
Most local vets offer a microchipping service and some charities may offer microchipping free of charge. Don’t forget, it is now the law for all dogs to be microchipped.
Updating your dog's microchip
If you move or change your telephone number it is important to tell the microchip company so they can update their records. This is also a legal requirement.
If your dog is sold or given to a new owner, you will also need to arrange for the details on your dog's microchip to be changed. Contact the vet or organisation that inserted the chip to update the details, there may be a charge for this.
If you don't recall who treated your dog then the dog should be scanned to check the details. Any vet can do this for you.