It is a legal requirement to have any dog over the age of eight week microchipped (and to keep your details up-to-date). It could also help find your pet if they ever went missing.
Can you imagine how awful it would be to lose your pet or just have them wander a little too far from home?
The people at idENTICHIP (producers of microchips) fully appreciate the distress you may feel if your beloved pet goes missing. That’s why they have put together a proven system to ensure that we do all we can to reunite you with your pet.
A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog, cat, ferret, or other animal. The chips are about the size of a large grain of rice and are based on a passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. Once the chip has been inserted into your pet, it provides an inexpensive but permanent means of identification throughout your pet’s life. The idENTICHIP is inserted into the scruff of the neck in a quick and relatively painless procedure. Each chip has its own unique identification number and once implanted it remains electronically inactive until scanned by a special microchip scanner.
idENTICHIP responds to a low voltage electronic signal from the scanner and transmits its unique code, which is then displayed on the screen.
This allows vets, pet rescue staff, dog wardens and the police to access a database to discover the identity of the pet and its owner.
idENTICHIP was the first UK microchip and was introduced in 1989. There are over 2 million animals with an idENTICHIP in the UK. It is unique in that it has a patented anti-migration cap which ensures that the microchip cannot move around the body of the pet.