Have complete peace of mind with
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.
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 a microchip works:
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 the details held on the relevant database must be up to date for all dogs.
When you take your pet to your local Vet Practice, they will implant the microchip into 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.
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 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.
When the microchip is implanted, it feels very similar to having to their annual vaccination.
You should visit the Petlog website www.petlog.org.uk to update your details. You will need your Pet's microchip number so keep this information safe.
The act of microchipping is quick and simple. Your pet will not need any special care so take your pet home and carry on as normal. All you need to do is ensure that your details are always up to date. The simplest way to do this is to create an online account on www.petlog.org.uk and sign up to Petlog Premium.
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
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.