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Request a dog microchipping appointment

Thousands of pets are lost every year and many are never reunited with their owners. From April 2016 it became a legal requirement that every dog is microchipped which is registered with the owner's details and must kept up to date.  It is also a requirement for the dog to have a collar with identification tag with identification details such as contact number, address and postcode. It is the most effective way of permanently linking pets to their owners, increasing the chances of them being reunited if the animal is lost, stolen or strays.

How does microchipping work?

Once an animal has been microchipped it has its own unique code number. The owner's details and the code are put on to the national PetLog database. If a lost or stolen animal is found, the code will be revealed by passing a scanner over the microchip. Then it's just a matter of matching the code with the PetLog database.

How can microchipping help find my dog?

The PetLog scheme provides a fast, fool-proof way of identifying your dog, wherever it is found. The RSPCA, as well as many other animal welfare organisations, vets and dog wardens, have scanners which can read the microchip's details.

Is microchipping easy to do?

Yes, it's as simple as an injection. A tiny microchip - the size of a grain of rice - is painlessly inserted under the animal's skin between the shoulder blades.  The microchip is linked to a national register with the owner's contact details. When they come across a lost dog, Dog Wardens, vets and the rescue kennels check for the microchip. They have scanning equipment to read the information from it to quickly identify the owner. A collar and identification tag is still required to be worn, by law.

There is a trained dog warden to implant microchips and can do this in your own home. 

How much does it cost?

The device offered costs £15 and provides dog owners with enormous peace of mind. If pets become lost or stolen they provide an easy way of identifying them.

My dog has a collar tag so why should it be microchipped?

By law all dogs have to wear a collar with a tag showing its owner's name and address. But collars can break, identification tags fall off and get lost. Microchips identify your pet permanently and harmlessly.

Where can I have my pet microchipped?

Our dog wardens are trained to offer the micro chipping services and can do so in the comfort of your own home.

Request a dog microchipping appointment

Alternatively, contact us at customerservices@kettering.gov.uk or telephone 01536 410333