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Microchipping

If your pet ever goes missing a microchip gives you the best chance of finding them.

The microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The procedure is simple, safe and not painful.

When a missing pet is found the microchip is and the unique 15 digit code is used to find the owner’s contact details, which are kept on a central database.

From April 2016 it became law that all dogs in England must have a microchip and for owner to register and keep the database up to date.