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FAQ’s

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Why does my animal need a microchip?

Safety. A microchip is a permanent form of pet identification, helping to identify registered keeper, and give best chance of re-unification, should a loss or theft occur.

How old does my animal have to be to get a microchip?

Microchips can be implanted at any age, but it can be more comfortable for the animal 6 weeks plus. UK 2016 microchipping law states, all dogs/puppies should be microchipped and registered by 8 weeks of age.

Should my new puppy already be microchipped?

Yes. All breeders must have their litters implanted with microchips and their details registered to an approved database by 8 weeks old. Puppies should go to their new homes from 8 weeks old, including their microchip and all relevant paperwork.

Is a microchip proof of ownership?

No. The legislation states the primary person with whom dog resides with, is the keeper, not the owner. A registered keeper has legal responsibility of the dog, should the dog go missing, or for any lawful purposes i.e fouling etc.

Do cats need microchipping?

As of yet, UK microchipping law only applies to dogs, but microchipping still gives optimum chance of lost/stolen pet reunification.

Does my dog need a tag?

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address (including postcode) of the keeper, engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional, but gives better chance of reunification also.

Where can I get my dog microchipped?

Implanting a microchip, should only be performed, by a trained implanter. My Animal Trace have dedicated, fully trained ambassadors to perform this. We also provide necessary training courses for those wanting to gain a personal qualification.

I changed address or phone number, do I need to update this?

Yes. Once you have registered your details onto our database with your animals microchip number, you will be given the opportunity to make an account. It is here you are able to edit your address or phone number whenever needed.

Can implanters order free microchips?

Yes, under the terms that any free microchips sent out to an implanter are still deemed as the property of My Animal Trace and are not swapped with any other type/brand of microchips from any other companies, otherwise the person that agreed to swap our microchips may be liable for prosecution.

What is the cost for breeders to register microchips?

All licensed breeders can register litters chipped with My Animal Trace microchips by emailing us their breeders licence number along with the relevant litter microchip numbers to info@myanimaltrace.com

What is the cost for the pet keeper to register their microchip?

The cost to register/transfer the details on a microchip to a new keeper is £20.00 for the lifetime of the pet, with no hidden charges for moving house or changing phone number. New keepers can also opt to pay £25.00 which includes a pet photo I.D card detailing the pets info alongside keeper details.

I changed address or phone number, do I need to update this?

Yes. Once you have registered your details onto our database with your animals microchip number, you will be given the opportunity to make an account. It is here you are able to edit your address or phone number whenever needed.

UK 2016 Microchipping legislation states, that owners are liable to fines, of up to £500, if dogs are not microchipped and details registered with an approved database. Keeper details must be kept up to date.

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