Can My Pet Be Chipped? As long as the animal is big enough,virtually any pet can be fitted with an identity microchip

Is There An Annual Fee? No, there,s just one off payment which you make when the chip is fitted. After that your pet will be on the national database for life with no additional fees.

Will It Hurt? Of course there is bound to be some discomfort, but the majority of pets show no reaction when the microchip is fitted.Your vet will be experienced in fitting chips as painlessly as possible

How Does The Chip Work? Firstly the microchip is only activated when a scanner is passed over it.The rest of the time the chip is completely inert.

The person scanning the chip can then read your pets unique identity code and use this to trace it's owner by referring to the national database.

Will My Pet Need Sedating?No. As the whole process is very quick and relatively painless no sedative or anaesthetic is needed.

Can The Chip Be Removed? It is very unusual to have a chip removed and hardly ever necessary-but it can be done with the appropriate anaesthetic and surgery.

How Big Is The Chip? The chip itself is remarkably small-about the size of a grain of rice.

Will The Chip Move Around? The microchip is made with a specially designed glass to encourage a secure implant,but on rare occasions it can be dislodged and slide off under the skin before coming to rest again.This should not discourage you from having a chip implanted, if the chip cannot be located at the place of implantation the whole animal will then be checked.

How Long Will The Chip Last? The chip will last the lifetime of your pet.

Who Can Scan The Chip? Identity microchips are now widely used by vets to establish animal identity,and are a legal requirement when a dog, cat,or ferret is travelling abroad so the vast majority of animal related agencies will have a scanner.