Microchipping is a means of permanently identifying pets by the insertion of a very small electronic device (the microchip) under the skin.

The chip holds a 15 digit number unique to your pet and this number is held on a national database together with all your contact details so you can be contacted should your dog ever stray from home.

All puppies must be microchipped by the time they are eight weeks old. It is illegal for breeders to sell a puppy that is not microchipped and registered on an authorised database that meets the legal requirements.

You must ensure that your details are kept up-to-date on the database. It is important that you contact the database if you move home or if your contact details change, we’re afraid we cannot do this for you.

If we implanted your dog recently these details will be on the PetLog database.

Another database you might try is Anibase.

If you are concerned and think your dog might not be chipped please contact us and we can ensure you comply with the law as soon as possible.