A microchip is a small electronic device, which is the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is implanted under the skin using a special implant gun. No anaesthetic is required, and the procedure should cause no more discomfort than a standard vaccination.
Microchips work when a scanner is passed over them, allowing the unique number to be read. The dog warden always scans stray dogs in an attempt to reunite them with their owner easily and quickly.
If an animal is found to have a microchip, the dog warden contacts a national database to find the owner's details. The owner can then be contacted and reunited with their dog. However, it is important that you update your dog's registered details if they change, such as your mobile number or your address.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 13:59