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It’s easy to have your pet microchipped, and it’s the responsible thing to do.

Having your pet fitted with a Tracer® Advance microchip means you have the best chance of being reunited with your pet if they go missing. Have complete peace of mind with a Tracer® Advance microchip.

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Why Tracer Advance microchips?
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Moving House
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Moving house
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It’s very easy for your pet to become disorientated after moving to a new home or new area.
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Fireworks season
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Fireworks season
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During fireworks season the reports of lost pets increase dramatically. Always remember to keep your pets inside if fireworks are going off.
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Loud noises can disrupt pets
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Disruptive noises
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Building noise, parties at the neighbours, motorbikes and more… all of these everyday occurrences can affect our pets and just like us, they may try and escape to somewhere less noisy!
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Parties and large gatherings can be unsettling for pets
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Out of the ordinary atmosphere
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Hosting a party or family reunion is fun but can be very unsettling if your home is usually quiet and calm. New people and noises can affect your pets’ behaviour and in all the excitement, they could scoot out of an open door or window and get lost.
How big is a Tracer® Advance microchip?
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Each Tracer Advance microchip is slightly larger than a piece of long grain rice
How big is a Tracer® Advance microchip?

Each Tracer Advance microchip is slightly larger than a piece of long grain rice. It sits safe and comfortably under your pet’s skin, and is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner when passed over the microchip.

How does a microchip work:

How a microchip works:

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1. Implantation:
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When you take your pet to your local Vet Practice, they will implant the microchip in the scruff of your pet’s neck, in a very quick and simple process, which feels very similar to having their annual vaccination. The microchip is very small, about the size of a piece of long grain rice, and only needs to be implanted once in your pet’s lifetime.
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2. Database recording:
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Once your pet has their microchip fitted, the unique microchip number, their details and your contact details will be recorded on the Petlog database - your Vet Practice should do this for you and you can check the details are correct by contacting Petlog on 01296 336 579. You must keep these details up-to-date if you move or change your telephone number for example.
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3. Lost:
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If your pet does go missing, you should notify all local Vet Practices and contact the Petlog database on 01296 336 579 and let them know so they can mark this on your record. If you have Petlog Premium, they can send out lost pet alerts for you. They can also advise you on the best ways you can find your pet such as who to call or putting up posters.
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4. Rescued:
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Whoever finds your pet can take them to the police, a dog warden, rescue centre or a vet practice who can scan them to check they have a microchip and obtain their unique microchip number. If the pet does not have a microchip it will be very hard to return them to their original owner, and they may even have to be rehomed.
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5. Identified:
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Once the unique microchip number has been obtained, the Petlog database can be contacted who will match the unique microchip number to your contact information held on the Petlog database. They will know you are the owner and that you are looking for them.
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6. Reunited:
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Petlog will then contact you and let you know your pet has been found and arrangements can be made for them to be returned to you safe and sound.
Petlog is the UK’s largest pet microchip database with over 12 million owners and pets recorded to date
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Compulsory microchipping for dogs is here

To improve animal welfare and help reduce the number of lost and stray dogs, from 6th April 2016 it became compulsory for all dogs in the UK to be microchipped and recorded on a government compliant database.

The new legislation requires all puppies born after 6th April 2016 to be implanted and recorded on a government compliant database in the breeder’s name by the time they are 8 weeks old (unless there is a medical reason why this cannot be done).

When the puppy is taken to its new home, the new keeper must transfer ownership into their own name.

Unchipped adult dogs must also be implanted with a microchip and details held on the relevant database must be up to date for all dogs.

Frequently asked questions
How is a Tracer Advance microchip implanted?

When you take your pet to your local Vet Practice, they will implant the microchip in the scruff of your pet’s neck, in a very quick and simple process. The microchip is very small, about the size of a piece of long grain rice, and only needs to be implanted once in your pet’s lifetime.

How does a Tracer Advance microchip work?

The microchip holds a unique number and when it is scanned using a microchip scanner, the number can be obtained. This unique number, along with all your pet and contact information, is held on your record by the Petlog database so if your pet gets lost the number can be used to identify that the pet belongs to you for the purposes of reunification.

Does a Tracer Advance microchip hurt my pet?

When the microchip is implanted, it feels very similar to having to their annual vaccination.

What do I do if I move home or change my telephone number or email address?

You should visit the Petlog website www.petlog.org.uk to update your details. You will need your Pet's microchip number.

What do I need to do after my pet is microchipped?

The act of microchipping is quick and simple and nothing further needs to be done. Your pet will not need any special care so take your pet home and carry on as normal.

Your Vet Practice should record your unique microchip number, pet and contact information with the Petlog database, but it is your responsibility to keep those details up to date should your contact details change.

Is a Tracer Advance microchip a GPS?

No. A microchip does not emit a signal and cannot be used to track the location of your pet. The microchip holds a unique microchip number and when it is scanned using a microchip scanner, the number can be obtained. This unique number, along with all your pet and contact information, is held on your record by the Petlog database so if your pet gets lost the number can be used to identify that the pet belongs to you for the purposes of reunification.

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