Microchipping

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Every year, more than 300,000 family pets go missing. 

A microchipped pet can be quickly identified and returned to its owner. Microchipping is advised by the RSPCA, SSPCA and the Dogs Trust. Microchipping is also a legal requirement for animals travelling abroad under DEFRA's Pet Travel Scheme. Willett House use Tracer microchipping, a well respected brand and the most commonly used method of pet identification. Tracer microchipping is tamper proof and invisible.

Can any animal be microchipped?

The most commonly microchipped animals are cats, dogs and horses. However, Willett House can also provide a microchipping service for tortoises, birds, fish, ferrets, snakes and most other species.

How do you microchip my pet?

The microchip, hardly bigger than a grain of rice, is designed to sit comfortably under your pet's skin and is usually located at the back of the neck. The microchip is implanted by injection and, once in place, lasts a life time.

How does it work?

Once the microchip has been implanted, your pet's unique 15-digit microchip ID and your contact details are sent by the Willett House to Petlog, the UK's largest pet and owner database and call centre. It is important that owners update their contact details, informing Petlog of any change of address or telephone number. In the event that your pet becomes lost, it is likely to be taken to a police station, dog warden, rescue centre or a veterinary practice, where the microchip can be scanned. On scanning, the microchip emits each pet's unique number, and with a phone call to the Petlog secure database your contact details will be given to the caller.

Why put your trust in Petlog?

Petlog, the Kennel Club Pet Identification Service, supports the records of over 3.5 million pets and their owners.

Each year, approximately 450,000 new owners recognise the importance of having their pet permanently identified with a microchip and Petlog.

A full time dedicated call centre team based in Buckinghamshire is open 24 hours a day and 356 days a year.

On average, 90,000 calls are received by Petlog every year from vets, animal wardens, local authorities, rescue centres, police and owners.

The Petlog support team works in partnership with the industry to assist with special reunification cases. 

For more information

Please visit the www.petlog.org.uk website. To amend your registration details,

Please visit the www.petlog.org.uk  01296 336 579.