Many pets can be microchipped including cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets. And from April 6 2016 it will be a legal requirement to have your dog chipped and to keep your details up-to-date
Pets are lost without it
Thousands of pets are lost every year and many are never reunited with their owners – microchipping can help to change that.
While collars and tags can get caught or removed – microchipping identifies your pet permanently and effectively.
Microchipping is only effective if you keep your details up to date. If you move house or change your telephone number you must make sure that you tell the database you are registered with so that they have your up-to-date contact details.
From April 6 2016 it will be a legal requirement to have any dog over the age of eight weeks microchipped in England and Wales.
Please make sure that you have your dog microchipped
How can I find out if my dog is microchipped or the details are up to date?
To find out if your dog is microchipped, or to find out the microchip number, simply take them along to your local vet or Llys Nini and have then scanned.
If your dog does have a chip you can search the number online to make sure all the information is up to date.