Not all vets register microchips and hand the paperwork back to the owners to deal with. Some vets keep registration paperwork for six months until they have a bundle to save on post, even though they can add the details online! Puppies imported into the UK are all microchipped but are not registered on any database anywhere, hopefully this is changing in April'16.
If you can't afford the microchip databases fees for updating details please register your microchip number on uk when registering your missing pet and
Call your database and check your microchip details, if they are not up to date your pet will not be reunited with you.
If you are not on the database ' Premium' service they will charge you to update your details.......if your pet is deceased!!!
Please keep it in a safe place, as you never know when you may need it.
YOUR VET DOES NOT UPDATE YOUR MICROCHIP CONTACT DETAILS WHEN YOU MOVE HOME OR CHANGE PHONE NUMBER.
Click here to search using your pet's Micro Chip number, to help identify with which pet Micro Chip database your pet would normally be registered in the UK.Did you know that according to a study conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are 2.5 times more likely and cats are a whopping 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their home from a shelter if they have a registered microchip? There are many misunderstandings and myths about microchipping out there. Without further ado, here are the top five things you probably didn’t know about microchips: 1.Microchipping your pet is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Humane Society of the United States, and, of course, Found Animals. A microchip does NOT store any of your information.The only piece of information that that a microchip contains is a unique nine, 10, or 15-digit number (think of it as your pet’s social security number).In order for the microchip to work, in an online registry like the free Found Animals Microchip Registry.