Sadly, it is estimated that 250,000 pets go missing every year. Even with the greatest care in the world there is always a risk of being part of that number.
Having a pet microchipped, with the owner’s up-to-date contact details registered alongside the microchip number to a database, has been shown to greatly increase the chance that a lost or stolen pet will make it home. Collar identification tags are an important and legal requirement for dogs in England and Wales, but they can fall off, break or be removed. This cannot happen to a microchip. As a permanent method of identification it will normally last the lifetime of your pet. A microchip is around the size of a grain of rice, and is implanted underneath the skin between the shoulder blades. Once the microchip has been inserted your pet won’t even notice it is there.
If a local authority, veterinary practice or rescue recovers your pet and scans for a microchip, finding one will mean your pet is reunited with you quickly and easily. A microchip is totally inactive until a scanner is passed over it. The energy sent out by the scanner enables the microchip to transmit it’s unique identification number. This is completely safe. Pet and owner details are registered alongside the unique microchip number on a pet microchip database – we use Petlog for UK registrations because of their high data protection standards as well as their vast experience in dealing with lost and found pets. For the Republic of Ireland, our microchips are offered in conjunction with the Irish Kennel Club dog database. Once an authorised person knows your pet’s unique microchip number, a quick call or search on the database will allow them to obtain your contact details. Keeping your contact details up to date is crucial to ensure your pet is returned safely, without this the microchipping system can be rendered useless and under the compulsory microchipping regulations introduced across the UK, keepers have a legal obligation to do so.
Not all microchips are created equal
These three factors are critical. They determine whether a shelter with a compatible reader will be able to detect the microchip QUICKLY in a single pass, or whether they miss the chip. In these three respects, Trovan microchips are best-of-class.
Only glass encapsulation provides an impermeable barrier protecting the electronics inside the capsule.
Trovan microchips are encapsulated in specially made bioglass which is non-toxic to the animals.
A Trovan microchip’s glass capsule is laser sealed an automated process that ensures a precision seal of the glass capsule, protecting the electronics inside.
Dog / Cat Microchip Implantation
The UK’s largest database for microchipped pets
Worried about toy and small breeds?
Worry no more we also implant the mini chip. All the same amazing design but in a smaller package.