Microchip your pet

Under planned changes to the law announced on Wednesday March 4, 2015 by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, all dogs in Scotland will need a microchip by April 2016, the same time as in England and Wales.

At ARMAC we use microchips that we register with PETtrac, which is one of the largest pet reunification services in the UK.

How does it work?

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The chip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under your pet's skin using a special implanter. Your pet will experience a moment of discomfort as the chip is implanted, after which it is completely painless.

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The chip holds a unique code which is linked to your contact details via the central database at Petlog. Specialist services, such as ARMAC, the police and the dog warden hold scanners that are able to read the code embedded in the chip. Only this unique code is revealed on the scanner - your contact details always remain confidential. With the scanned code, the specialist service can contact PETtrac, who will be able to release the contact details that have been recorded for that chip and, with those details, return your pet to you.

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Every year, more than 300,000 pets go missing. Give us a call and let us explain how a microchip can offer you some extra peace of mind.

email: info@armacvets.com                                            © David Gardner-Roberts 2011