A ‘microchip’ is a tiny device, about the size of a grain of rice, which is injected under the skin. Each chip carries a unique identification code which can be scanned, using a device called a ‘Scanner’.
Vets, dog wardens and other animal organisations are all equipped with these scanners.
When the pet receives the implantation by means of straightforward injection the owner’s details and microchip codes are registered at a Central Database.
Lost pets can be easily reunited with their owners on identification of the microchip, and the owner’s details.
We strongly recommend that all pets are microchipped.