Dog microchipping

Why you must microchip your dog

It is compulsory throughout the UK for all dog owners to have their dogs microchipped. 

The dog owner's contact details are logged on a central database so if a dog is found, it can be scanned and returned to the owner. 

As a dog owner, you must make sure your dog is chipped and that your details are kept up-to-date on the database if your circumstances change.

Benefits of microchipping your dog include:

  • Allows for quicker return of lost dogs to owners
  • Puppies are traceable to their breeder, which reduces the problem of puppy farming and lessening the chance of infectious diseases and inherited defects
  • Helps to prevent dog theft
  • Easier identification of owners guilty of animal cruelty
  • Helps vets contact owners for emergency procedures