What Is A Microchip?
A chip is a tiny radio transmitter, each when scanned emits a signal that is usually a 15 digit long sequence of numbers.
Each chip has a unique digit code. If you want to find out more go to the relevant section in the FAQ’s for more answers.
Must I Get My Pet Microchipped?
It is a requirement by law that you must microchip your dog by eight weeks of age. Failure to do so could result in a fine up to £500.
The Microchip Law
Further details on the law surrounding the microchipping of dogs can be found by clicking on the links below:
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/dog-licensing-and-microchipping (Northern Ireland)
Transferring Your Microchip To Lost Paws?
By law only one database company can hold the microchip records of a pet, so if you are accepting our offer of free microchip registration do remember to notify your original database that you have moved your chip.