Since 2016, dogs over 8 weeks old need to be microchipped by law. The procedure is simple and doesn't cause harm to your cat. They will flag your pet’s details so that if they are scanned by a vet or re-homing centre you’ll be contacted straight away. Make sure if you’re not going to a vet practice that you check the person who microchips your dog is qualified. This is to prevent someone from just changing your dog’s microchip details without your permission. You might find that other places such as rescue centres or dog groomer may offer pet microchipping. If you recently adopted a pet from Animal Humane Society, you should have received information about microchipping options or changing information attached to an existing microchip. Your dog must still wear a collar and tag with your contact details on when in public. If you have questions about microchipping your dog or cat, call our Pet Helpline at 952-435-7738. Microchips are tough and hardwearing and should last for your pet's life. Activate Now. Microchips can more commonly move a small distance away from where they are implanted but this won’t usually hurt your pet and is completely normal. 208217 & SC037585 © The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, Coronavirus: Your PDSA Veterinary Service, 150 years on: the story of Maria Dickin and PDSA. All vets offer microchipping. When you receive your DogTrac ID Tag or Key Recovery Tag you must activate it. To find a Scan Angel near you simply type a postcode, town or location in the box and press search. Found a Pet? The first step in keeping your pet safe is getting him microchipped. Your pet’s microchip will be implanted using a needle under their skin between their shoulder blades. Create a Lost Pet poster using the uploaded photo. Your vet will let you know if this is the case. It’s similar to any injection or vaccination, so will feel a lot like that to your pet. Our Lost Pet Specialists are available 24/7. She will then tent the skin of your cat's back and press the applicator to the area, implanting the microchip under the skin. Rabbits and small pets are also notorious escape artists, so getting them microchipped will help if they are found. They are also made of non-reactive material so they shouldn’t cause your pet any problems throughout their life. To upgrade to an annual membership which includes our Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, the aid of over 2 million PetRescuers, and more, please call Customer Service at 1-888-HOMEAGAIN (1-888-466-3242). The chip is placed under your cat’s skin. We need your support now more than ever to keep our doors open. Create a Lost Pet poster using the uploaded photo. Send out Rapid Lost Pet Alerts to vet clinics, animal shelters, and PetRescuers within a 25-mile radius of where your pet was lost. © Peanuts Worldwide LLC. These are held securely and will only passed onto registered premises (such as vets, dog wardens and re-homing centres) if your pet is scanned and their number is looked up, so that you can be contacted. When you receive your DogTrac ID Tag or Key Recovery Tag you must activate it. Give the new owners these documents and the microchip number, so they can contact the database company to get their details registered. Even unusual pets like reptiles and birds can be microchipped and for some exotic species that fall under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) rules, microchipping may be a requirement as a form of identification. If your dog is scanned by a dog warden and found not to have a microchip you’ll have 21 days to get them microchipped. Verify that your contact information is correct and upload a recent picture of your missing dog, cat, or other pet. All rights reserved. If you don’t, you could face a fine of up to £500. Owner details must be kept up-to-date and stored with an approved database company. The microchip pet feeders will only open for the right pet, keeping cats, dogs and even children out of your pet's food. If you have a dog, yes. Microchips can only be implanted by vets, vet nurses or someone who’s been specially trained in how to implant a chip. Please log in to your account or call 1-888-HOMEAGAIN (1-888-466-3242) to update your contact information. Your pet’s microchip number and contact details for the database company will be on the original paperwork you were given when you had them microchipped. A microchip is a small radio chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that has a unique number to help identify your pet. Our PetWise vans are out and across the country, giving advice to pet owners and offering a microchipping service to dogs. If you are worried, a vet practice can quickly check a microchip for you and book an appointment with a vet if there any concerns. If your pet does not have a HomeAgain full service annual membership, the ASPCA may charge you $65 per call. Simply type the 7 character code into the box and click activate. Explain the situation to your Lost Pet Specialist, who will create a Lost Pet poster using the most recent photo in your pet’s HomeAgain profile. Pets of eligible owners can have their pet microchipped at a PDSA Pet Hospital. While microchipping isn’t any more painful than a simple injection, sometimes owners prefer to get this done when they are going under general anaesthetic for something else, like neutering. A microchip is a small radio chip (about the size of a grain of rice) that has a unique number to help identify your pet. Your Lost Pet Specialist will immediately send out Rapid Lost Pet Alerts to participating vet clinics, animal shelters, and PetRescuers within a 25-mile radius of where your pet was lost. If you’ve lost this, take your pet into any vets and they can scan the chip and let you know your microchip number and who to get in touch with. While you do not have access to our full suite of proactive services, we will notify you and arrange for your pet's return as soon as he is found. If you move house or change your phone number, you’ll need to contact the database company directly and let them know your new details. It HomeAgain microchipped pets are empowered to use a host of microchip enabled products. There may be a charity or event running in your local area offering microchipping at a reduced cost or even free. Copyright © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); Intervet Inc., doing business as Merck Animal Health, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Click on the scanner icon and the Scan Angel name and number will be displayed, along with the times they are available. There are several companies your pet's microchip can be registered with in the UK: You don’t need to replace or remove a microchip - it is designed to last for your pet’s lifetime. Your nearest Scan Angels will be displayed. These usually include your name, address, phone numbers and details of your pet. Ask your vet about HomeAgain or let us help you find veterinary services in your area. We recommend that all pets are microchipped – a collar or tag can fall off or be removed, but a microchip is a more permanent way to identify your pet and keep them safe.