Every year more than 300,000 animals go astray in the UK alone. Most of them cannot be returned home because their owners cannot be identified. The lucky ones end up in an animal home. Microchipping is the most effective way of identifying a lost pet, as chips don't fall off like collars can.

It is now the law throughout the UK for all dog owners to have their dogs microchipped and their details recorded with a government compliant database. Please click here to view the full list of compliant UK databases.

Key Points:

  • ALL dogs in the UK must be microchipped
  • Breeders (the owner of the bitch that had the litter) are responsible for microchipping and must be listed as the first keeper on database records
  • Puppies must be microchipped by 8 weeks, before they are sold
  • Recorded keepers (where the dog resides) must ensure their contact details are kept up-to-date on a government compliant database

Lindsay has trained with Peddymark to implant a high quality microchip manufactured in Europe to ISO standard. She can do this in your own home, so no stressful visit to the pet is required. All PeddyMark microchips have a unique number which is stored the DEFRA approved database, Animal Tracker. A quick scan of the chip by a dog warden, shelter or Vet allows the owner's record to be looked up, reuniting the animal with its owner quickly and with the minimum amount of stress for all involved. For peace of mind PeddyMark complies with the BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) Code of Conduct for Microchip Distributors.

In 2016 PeddyMark set up their own database, Animal Tracker, designed to make the registration of animal microchips as easy and seamless as possible for implanters, breeders and pet owners.

Operating a database allows us to be more hands on for you and your clients throughout the process, and have a backtrack system for our microchips providing a greater chance of reunification. Above all, we are able to pass the saving of the price of microchip registrations to you and your clients for the same highest quality, European- manufactured microchips you expect from PeddyMark.