Many pet owners recognise that Microchipping is the best way to identify their pet. It offers peace of mind, so in the awful event of you losing your pet, you should be reunited, quickly. Microchipping your pet in the comfort of your own home is less stressful and it should save you money in the process.
From April 2016 it becomes law for all dogs to be microchipped and will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. Dogs will need to be chipped and registered with their owners/keepers contact details and all owners/keepers, including breeders, must keep these details up to date. Anyone breeding dogs will be responsible for chipping the puppies before they sell them to their new owners/keepers. Dogs found without a chip will see their owners/keepers face a £500 fine and a criminal prosecution.
The microchip is injected into the loose skin between the animals shoulder blades. The procedure is quick, safe and usually relatively painless. It is administered by your fully trained and registered Local Trophy Nutritional Adviser. Our Trophy Nutritional Advisers are trained to microchip by an approved DEFRA supplier.
The chipping process takes only a few minutes to complete and can be carried out in the comfort of your home, at a time to suit you.
The PeddyMark ISO microchip is 12mm x 2mm. The PeddyMark mini chip is 8mm x 1.4mm and suitable for animals under 15kg adult body weight. The chip is passive and does not contain a power source therefore will effectively last for ever. The PeddyMark microchip is activated by the scanner and transmits a globally unique identification number to a scanner/reader where it appears on the LCD display. The technology is standardised and conforms to ISO standard 11784/11785 and it can be used for virtually any pet.
Each chip has its own unique ID number. This is logged with Petlog, the Kennel Club database.
Once your pet and your details are registered, you will receive a registration certificate. Please keep this safe and remember to keep it up to date, so that you can easily be contacted, if your pet goes missing.
The police, RSPCA, dog homes, dog wardens, local authorities and vets can scan the chip. The database, which operates 24 hours per day, will be contacted and the ID number will confirm your address and then you and your pet will be reunited.