Animal Microchipping for Lifelong Security: Your Pet Deserves It

One of The Pet Care Centre’s essential services is microchipping animals. In addition to being required by law, microchipping helps thousands of dogs and their owners reunite yearly. Our animal microchipping West Yorkshire service is a quick and straightforward solution to take care of your pets since our microchipping professionals are committed to keeping your furry pals within range.

Your pet can be permanently identified by microchipping them. It raises the likelihood that misplaced animals will be found. Every pet in the United Kingdom is required by law to be microchipped and registered on an authorised database. You risk a punishment of up to £500 if your dog is still not microchipped.

What are animal Microchips?

Identichips are another name for microchips. Pets have these tiny gadgets implanted beneath their skin. They are typically placed in the ‘ scruff’ on the back of the neck for popular pets. Microchips may be found in numerous places in alien animals.

A chip gives your pet a permanent identifier, enabling you to identify them if they are lost or injured. Although they do not replace collars and tags, which we highly recommend, they provide peace of mind that they cannot be misplaced or removed.

Every dog in a public place must wear a collar stating its owner’s name and address, either printed or visible on a tag, under the UK’s Control of Dogs Order 1992. Your phone number is not required to be provided.

Are you aware of this? If your dog is not wearing an identifying tag, it might be fined up to £5,000!

In cases of dog theft, the criminal may find it easier to transfer the dog to gullible new owners if they know your dog’s name, although it’s unnecessary. Dogs respond to their names, showing that they recognise them. For this reason, the tag should not include your dog’s name on it.

Our Process of Inserting the microchip:

The implantation process may be done at any age of the pet. However, we usually like to wait until the kittens and pups are at least ten weeks old.

A straightforward injection into the back of the neck is used to accomplish this. The contemporary chips we use at The Pet Care Centre are passive, meaning they don’t require batteries and should last the whole of your pet’s life. The chips are little, roughly equivalent in size to a rice grain.

The chip reads with a unique number assigned to your pet after it is implanted. The owner is then promptly notified online, and this number is entered into the national database. Veterinarians, police, dog wardens, and animal charities are among the experts who have round-the-clock access to this database.

Together with precise insertion, the anti-migration protective layer on the contemporary chips used at the The Pet Care Centre restricts their mobility throughout your pet’s life, reducing the likelihood that the chip may shift positions. Scanning your pet facilitates finding it more easily.

At The Pet Care Centre, we employ the idENTICHIP® with Bio-ThermoTM, which combines a biosensor with a standard ISO microchip to allow you to take an animal’s temperature quickly.

This is a fantastic idea that eliminates the need for those unsightly thermometers in areas your pet would prefer not to have them—animals equipped with these chips may now have their temperatures measured quickly and painlessly with a single swipe of the scanner! 

The Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) relies heavily on microchips, and obtaining a passport for a pet requires Animal Microchipping West Yorkshire services.

Regulations by Government;

The government said in 2013 that all dogs in England must be microchipped as of April 6, 2016.

Owners of dogs would have to:

Obtain a microchip for their dog and register it with one of the approved commercial databases.

Before selling or giving the dog away, each new owner must register their information.

Update their contact information in the databases.

As part of responsible pet ownership, we have long advocated microchipping, and we were entirely behind the first introduction of this service.

Dog microchipping: A comprehensive guide

All the information you require to microchip your dog

A microchip is a tiny electrical device that resembles a rice grain in size. A short injection places the microchip between your dog’s shoulder blades under the skin. The microchip is invisible to dogs once placed, and because of the unique capsule that surrounds it, it is meant to last the entirety of your pet’s life without breaking down.

A scanner can read the unique number that is programmed into the microchip. Personal information is stored on a secure database and not on microchips; instead, it is compared to the unique identifier. If your dog is discovered and scanned, the microchip information is accessed online, and the organisation in charge of your dog, such as a vet clinic, a shelter, or the police, can use the number to locate your information. Your pet can then be safely reunited with you when you are contacted.

Schedule an Animal Microchipping West Yorkshire services consultation.

Click this link to update your dog’s microchipping information.

More about giving your dog a microchip

Do dogs have to be microchipped?

While it is unpleasant to consider that one’s dog can be lost or stolen, over 250,000 dogs go missing annually, so it does happen. Dogs must wear collar identification tags by law, but there are better answers than these tags because they can come loose, break, or be removed. 

A permanent option that significantly raises the likelihood that a missing dog will be securely returned to its owner is microchipping. A microchip may also be the sole way to locate and contact the owner if a dog is stolen and found by the police.

It’s also required by law to microchip your dog. All dogs in England, Scotland & Wales must have microchips registered by their breeder on an approved database by the time they become eight weeks old and before they go to a new owner, as of April 6, 2016. 

After that, the new owner must register the dog in their name and maintain current information. Since April 2012, all dogs registered under a separate dog licence in Northern Ireland must have microchips. To obtain a Pet Passport, dogs expected to take family vacations overseas must also have a microchip as part of their identity requirements.

Where can I acquire a microchip for my dog?

The microchip will be inserted beneath your dog’s skin, in the space between its shoulder blades, by a trained implanter. Many pets get their microchips inserted at the veterinarian, as all veterinarians and nurses are certified to do this procedure. Most dogs have little to no discomfort throughout the brief process. 

Implanting a microchip should only be done by a trained professional because improper execution might lead to difficulties. The Pet Care Centre is the ideal option.

It’s critical to microchip your dog as soon as possible if they aren’t already.

How do I change my dog’s microchip details?

It is your responsibility to notify the Microchip business of any changes to your personal contact information, including your mobile phone number. A different firm keeps your microchip details, so changing your information at your veterinarian won’t affect them. The same applies if you put an animal with a microchip back in its original home.

It is not necessary to touch the actual chip; nevertheless, the distinct 15-digit number must be linked to your information instead of a prior owner’s.

If you need to update your pet’s information, you must contact the microchip firm; however, if you need to find your pet’s microchip number or are unsure of which company your pet is registered with, your veterinarian may assist you.

How do you change ownership of a microchipped dog?

Find out who made the microchip for your pet. You should have this on all of your microchip documents.

Find out which database has your contact information.

Locate the database that your pet’s microchip is registered on either the microchip company’s website or the documentation that came with your dog. Every microchip maker has a deal with a specific database.

The chip number prefix, which is the first part of your dog’s microchip number and is specific to each database, can be used to identify the manufacturer if you are unsure about either. If you are also unaware of your pet’s microchip number, contact your veterinarian to see whether they have this data on file or make arrangements for your pet to be scanned so you may obtain the number.

What occurs if my dog disappears?

Pet owners occasionally believe that after microchipping their animals, they can follow their whereabouts. Sadly, it isn’t the reality! All that the microchip is is a tag for identification.

If your dog disappears, it is a terrible event, but there are several crucial things you can do:

Notify the microchip database right away of the chip’s registration location.

Contact your veterinarian, neighbourhood veterinary clinics, and local animal rescue organisations, and provide them with your dog’s information (chip number included).

Seek for your dog on your usual walking routes and ask your neighbours to watch out for him.

Using the VIP club app, notify other app users nearby about a lost pet. Both the Find My VIP service and the VIP Club app are free.

Post flyers with a nice picture of your dog and contact information throughout the neighbourhood. Within the VIP club app, you may make a Lost Pet Poster for no cost at all.

Message about your missing dog on social media, and encourage your neighbours, friends, and local forums to spread the message. The VIP Club app allows you to publish on social media as well.

Can I get Animal Microchipping West Yorkshire services for my other pets as well?

Losing a pet is one of the things that pet owners hope never to have to worry about. But it’s a sad reality that many pets go each year. Nearly all animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises, parrots, ferrets, and snakes, maybe microchipped. A more long-lasting solution to ensure that your pet is always recognisable and that you can always be reached if lost is to microchip them.

Secure Your Pet’s Future with Microchipping at The Pet Care Centre!

With the help of The Pet Care Centre’s Animal Microchipping West Yorkshire services, you may give your cherished pet the gift of protection. The easy and painless process of microchipping your pet guarantees that they can be quickly located and brought back to you in the unlikely event that they get lost.

Protecting your family member with four legs should not wait! Make an appointment right now to experience the comfort of knowing that your pet is never too far away from a safe return home. Make an appointment for their dog microchipping & cat microchipping right now by clicking the link below to keep them near and secure! The health of your pet is only a click away.