Make sure to keep your pets details up to date - and stay together forever
A microchip is the best identification you can give your pet, but it’s important to remember to keep your dog’s details updated and to check your chip https://www.check-a-chip.co.uk/
If you move house or change your phone number, you must contact your microchip database provider to let them know. Sadly, many owners forget to do this and run the risk of never being reunited with their dog! Not only it is a legal requirement to ensure that your contact details are up-to-date, but the microchip is useless without them.
It’s simple to update the details for your dog’s microchip; you can do it online, by telephone or by post – depending on which database your chip is registered to. There are charges for updating your contact details which will vary across microchip database providers.
If you are unsure of who your microchip provider is, please contact one of the below databases who will be able to tell you who you are registered with. If you do not know your dog’s microchip number, you will need to have your dog scanned with your vet.
UK Microchip Databases
• Identibase (was Anibase) https://www.identibase.co.uk/ 01904 487600
• PetIdentity UK https://www.petidentityuk.info/ 0800 9751960
• PetLog https://www.petlog.org.uk/ 01296 336579
• PETtrac https://www.pettrac.co.uk/ 0800 652 8 977
• SmartTrace https://smarttrace.org.uk/ 01208 420999
• Protected Pet https://www.protectedpet.com/ 08452 262712
• Animal Tracker https://www.animaltracker.co.uk/ 01279 219777
• MicroChip Central https://www.microchipcentral.com/ 01223 790100
If your puppy comes from a breeder, it is important that you apply for a transfer of keepership and register the puppy’s microchip details to your name and address as soon as possible. You will need to contact the correct microchip database to change the details. It is a legal requirement for all breeders of puppies to microchip and register their own details prior to sale. The microchip MUST at first be registered to the breeder and it is breaking the law if the breeder offers to chip and register directly into your name.