Due to new government legislation, it will be required that all dogs must be microchipped by 2016. Failure to do so can lead to extensive fines of up to £500, so skipping this simple and affordable procedure should be avoided.
Although it’s vitally important to get your dogmicrochipped, it’s also essential to keep these details up to date. Should you move house, change telephone numbers, alter your name or even transfer the pet to another owner, details should always be updated via the microchip directory.
Keeping Up To Date
Updating your dog’s details is a quick and simple process, so there should be no excuses for out of date information. In order to make the necessary changes, just follow the simple steps below
Locate Your Registration Card
At the time of the procedure, your vet will have registered your details with a specific registry. The card will contain all the details you need to log into your account online and make the necessary changes to your dog’s important information – pictures can even be uploaded too!
If you’ve misplaced your registration card, speak to your vet who will be able to scan your pet’s chip and provide you with details of which registry to contact.
Update Your Information
By clicking ‘update contact information’ you can make all of the necessary alterations do your details should your dog take a wander, this way the microchip can easily be scanned and traced back to you.
Just in case you don’t have access to the internet when you wish to make changes, call the chip manufacturer to ensure that the details are changed by them.
After updating your information you can be assured that, should your dog go missing and be discovered, there is a much greater chance that you will be reunited with your beloved four-legged friend. Failure to do so can lead to a great deal of stress for both you and your dog and since it’s such a simple task, there is no reason why your dog’s details shouldn’t see him find his way back to you.