If you’ve ever experienced the anxiety felt when your pet goes missing, you will appreciate that a microchip gives you the reassurance of knowing your pet is identifiable as yours and can be quickly returned; even when you’re aboard.
While collar tags are an important element of pet care and security, and still a legal requirement, they are simply not as reliable a safeguard and theft deterrent as a microchip. Unlike collar identity tags microchips cannot fall off … or be removed.
One simple injection means lifetime protection for your pet
Because you love your pet and want to do all you can to ensure they remain safely in your company is probably enough reason for you to have your pet microchipped. Especially, when you consider that without reliable identification, your pet could be lost forever. However, dog owners should note, Compulsory Microchipping of Dogs became law in England, Wales and Scotland in April 2016 and has been law in Northern Ireland since 2012.
How much does pet microchipping cost?
Most implanters charge around £20 to microchip your pet, although free services are available in some areas. All Pet-ID Microchips come with basic lifetime registration onto Chipworks included. Should your details change, there is a small charge by Chipworks to amend your information.