However, if your pet is not yet microchipped then we recommend that you make an appointment to do so with your vet (even in those states where microchipping is not yet compulsory).
If a pet is transferred to a new owner, the new owner must ensure their contact details are recorded on the database.
If your pet becomes lost then you are far more likely to become reunited if he or she is microchipped. A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification.
The chip itself is very small – about the size of a grain of rice – and is implanted just under the skin, between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet's neck.
We will also disclose your information when legally required.
Pets can be registered for free on the National Pet Register.
If you call our amendments hotline we are able to search for your pet's details, but as there are multiple databases in the UK it will help to have the Micro Chip number.
in increasing your chances that you'll be reunited with them should they run away, get lost, be stolen, or otherwise disappear in the blink of an eye from your life. While having the microchip implanted is a super important step, it's not the only one.
It's equally as important that you (1) your contact information in one (or multiple) of the pet microchip registries listed below, and (2) check regularly to ensure that your contact information is always up-to-date in case the worst happens.