Use our Find a Vet tool to find your nearest implanter. A: The microchip should last for the life of your pet. Q: How do I change the ownership on my pet’s microchip?

A: If you have your pet’s microchip number and the security code, which can be found on your pet’s id ENTICHIP link at the top of this page.

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Alternatively, download a change of details form, print it off, complete it and post or fax it through to the UK PETtrac Database.

Click here to generate a change of keeper form now Upon receipt of the paperwork PETtrac will update your pet's Micro Chip record and issue a new certificate to you.

Download a new registration form, print it off, complete it and post or fax it through to the UK PETtrac Database.

Click here to generate new Micro Chip registration paperwork now Upon receipt of the paperwork PETtrac will register your pet's Micro Chip record and issue a certificate to you.

It is also compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped.

It's vital that you keep your details up-to-date so that Petlog can contact you should your pet go missing.

Please note that a change of owner/keeper cannot be processed over the telephone but we can advise how to complete the process.

If you have a change of details form already (possibly on the back of a registration certificate), please complete this.

Click here to see how you can update the contact information registered on the pet Micro Chip.

Click here if you would like to sign up for a FREE email reminding you to update your details once a year.

It is unique in having an outer collar fitted which fixes the microchip in the tissue to ensure no chance of it moving whilst in the animal and so always being in the correct place to be scanned. A: It is currently only compulsory to have your dog microchipped in Northern Ireland. There is no minimum age, the implanter will be trained to ensure it is safe.