It is important to get your pet identified as soon as possible. As well as a traditional collar and tag we also recommend you have your pet microchipped as a more secure and permanent method of identification. In addition dogs who are travel abroad will also need a microchip as part of the required identification to receive a Pet Passport.
At Rase we use BackHome Microchip identification for pets. The BackHome microchip is a capsule the size of a grain of rice. The chips are completely safe and contain a unique life number that once inserted into your pet, provides a permanent means of identification throughout your pet's life. The microchip is inserted into the scruff of the neck in a quick and painless manner. The microchip remains electronically inactive until scanned by a special microchip scanner, which will then display its unique number. When your dog is found it allows Vets, Pet Rescue Staff, Dog Wardens and the Police to then access the database to discover the identity of the pet and its owner. However, since the system works by reuniting pet with owner, it is important to always inform the microchip database about a change of address or a new owner.
From the 6th April 2016 it became a legal requirement to have any dog over the age of eight weeks microchipped in England, Scotland and Wales and registered on an authorised database and are expected to keep your details up to date.