What is an Identichip?
An identichip is a tiny microchip which has a unique identity code. This chip is implanted under the skin of your dog between his shoulder blades, in the same way as a vaccination injection. Unlike a collar and tag the Identichip is permanent and the code is registered with the owners on a national data base, which is accessible 24 hours a day.
The chip can be read by a scanner which the majority of vets, kennels, rescue centres and dog wardens use. If your dog is found and taken to any of these centres he will be scanned and re-united with you as quickly as possible.
When can the chip be implanted?
This can be done at any visit. Generally new puppies are chipped at their second vaccination. Another opportunity for your dog to be chipped is when he is neutered, as he will be anaesthetised. For older dogs we can implant the chip at any routine appointment, including at his annual booster.