*Goverment's Decision To Introduce*
*Compulsory Micro Chipping From 2016*
Why should I have my pet microchipped?
If you have ever had a pet go missing, no doubt you will clearly remember the feeling of anxiety, panic and complete helplessness. Last year alone, Petlog assisted with over 108,000 lost & found pet calls in the UK.
Pets can be lost on walks, become confused after a house move, gates can be accidentally left open… and most worryingly of all, they can even be stolen.
If your pet is lost and has no permanent form of identification, there is no way of tracing your details. Pets can stray from one local authority area to another, and owners often have no idea who to go to report a missing pet. This is especially the case if you take your pets on holiday.
If your pet has had a Pet ID microchip implanted, any of the agencies handling missing and stray pets can quickly scan the microchip, call the Central Microchip Reunification Number and obtain your details to quickly reunite you and your pet. One simple injection means lifetime protection for your pet.
Details of pets and owners are only given out by Petlog to authorised persons to assist with the re-unification of you and your pet.
What is Pet ID Microchip Technology?Pet ID microchip technology involves a tiny pre-programmed microchip being implanted under the skin of your pet. Should your pet then become lost, a scanner is used to activate and read the chip to identify your details on a UK-wide pet owners database, such as Petlog A Pet ID microchip is the size of a large grain of rice (11mm x 2mm), encased in a biocompatible glass, and covered by a special coating called Parylene C that allows tissue fibres to grow around the microchip holding it in place.
How does a Pet ID microchip work?
Cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets are microchipped between the shoulder blades, just below the surface of the skin. Although a larger needle is used than in conventional injections, it has been designed in such a way that the animal should experience no more discomfort than with a conventional injection. In fact, with the needle that Pet ID supplies, most animals don’t even realise that they are being chipped at all.
The chip is passive, has an indefinite life, requires no batteries, is biocompatible, impermeable and chemically stable.
What is a pet microchip scanner?
A pet microchip scanner is usually a small handheld device the size of a large calculator that is tuned to the frequency of the implanted microchip.
Pet microchip scanners are used by veterinary practices, animal welfare groups, dog control officers, local authority personnel and all independent microchip implanters. All of these professionals are trained to implant and scan pet microchips and are registered with Pet ID and Petlog
Registration on Petlog
Once your pet is microchipped, it is registered onto Petlog, by filling out the simple registration forms provided by Talley Wags.
If any of your details change you must keep Petlog informed so that your details on the database are up to date, and if lost, your pet can be re united with you.
Should your pet become lost, it can then be scanned with a handheld Pet ID scanner by animal wardens, vets or animal shelter staff. They can then quickly identify your pet by contacting Petlog to obtain the owner’s details. Often a pet’s owner is contacted before they even realise their pet has gone missing!
*You also get 4 weeks FREE Pet-ID insurance when your pet is Microchipped by Talley Wags*
*Microchips should be checked each year at vaccination time just for peace of mind.
Talley Wags Pet Sitting & Services Contacts Telephone: 01704 550154Mobile: 0793 1340 375Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.talleywagspetsitting.co.uk