Why should I have my pet microchipped?
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 abroad.
While collar tags are an important element of pet care and security, and still a legal requirement for dogs, they are simply not as reliable a safeguard and theft deterrent as a microchip. Unlike collar tags, microchips cannot fall off … or be removed.
A simple procedure 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. Dog owners should note that 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 will it cost to microchip my pet?
Costs can vary but most implanters charge around £20 to microchip your pet, although free services are available in some areas. All Pet-ID Microchips come with initial registration included. Should your details change, the registration database may make a charge to amend your information.