By law, from 6 April 2016 all dogs in Scotland will have to be microchipped and registered on an approved database.
At Broadleys we also recommend ID chips for cats, rabbits, ferrets and other precious pets which are likely to stray or at risk of being stolen. No matter how careful you are there’s always a chance your pet could go astray and if you’re away from home with your pet in unfamiliar surroundings it is particularly important. Microchipping offers the best chance of you being reunited.
We use BackHome ID chips, linked to the Petlog national database. A tiny microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is injected under the skin. The microchip carries a code unique to you and your pet. The code is entered onto the Petlog database and appears on a certificate of identification issued to you along with your unique Petlog ID. Veterinary staff, animal wardens and police stations with scanning devices have 24-hour access to the Petlog database and can quickly get in touch with you. It is therefore vital and your responsibility (also a legal obligation for dog owners), to keep your contact details up-to-date so that you can be contacted easily.
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