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Is your pet microchipped?


The law states from 6th April 2016 all dogs in England and Wales are required to be registered and microchipped by 8 weeks old. Katie & Friends are qualified to microchip all dogs, cats and rabbits.


Have your pet microchipped at home or bring them us!


We use Avid microchips your data is held under the anibase PETtrac which can be contacted on


What are the benefits of microchipping your pet?

Having your pet microchipped allows your pet to be positively identified and reunited with you if they ever lost or stolen. For dog owners in particular not having your pet microchipped could result in fines of up to £500 under the new law.


What is a microchip?

A microchip is a small electronic device around the size of a grain of rice, which is inserted into the skin at the base of the neck in between the shoulders blades. The microchip stores data, which contains your contact details and pets information. Your pets microchip has a unique 15 digit number, which would be read by a scanner then checked against a database to obtain your information.


What do I need to do if my pet is already microchipped?

If your pet is already microchipped you are not required to do anything just make sure the details on your pets microchip is correct and up to date.


Will the procedure cause my pet any pain?

Microchipping is a quick simple painless procedure. You will receive an after care plan to ensure your pet recovers quickly.


How do I update my details on my pets microchip?

If you are moving house or staying away from home for a long period of time you will need to update your details. You will need to identify the provider of your pets microchip to be able to amend details on the correct database. Your providers details can be found on the relevant paperwork if you have it otherwise you can have your pet scanned.


What happens if my pet goes missing?

If your pet is found and taken to a vet, charity, warden or other they will scan your pet and retrieve the relevant information to reunite you.  If your pet were missing we would advise you contact your database, vet practice or local warden to report your pet missing.



For further information please contact us, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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