Frequently Asked Questions
What is a microchip?
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It consists of a tiny computer chip housed in a type of glass made to be compatible with living tissue. The microchip is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades under the skin with a needle and special syringe.
Once in place, the microchip can be detected immediately with a handheld device that uses radio waves to read the chip, displaying a unique alphanumeric code attached to your pet’s details.
Why microchip your pet?
Millions of pets become lost each year; tragically, few are reunited with their owners. Many lost pets end up in shelters where they are adopted out to new homes, or sadly never found.
Whilst collars and tags are still essential and required by law, they can fall off or become damaged. Microchipping your pet provides a permanent method of pet identification and offers the best chance of your pet returning to you if they go missing.
Which pets can be microchipped?
We are able to microchip your dog or cat.
Will it hurt my pet?
The process is similar to getting an injection, with little or no pain experienced – most pets do not even feel it being implanted.
What do I need to do next?
Click here to find out where your nearest Groom Room is and speak to one of the store team about booking an appointment. They can also answer any questions you have about the process.
On the day, your pet will be taken by two trained colleagues to perform the microchipping and the process should only take a few minutes.
We know how much you love your pet, but we ask that you wait in store whilst the procedure is being carried out.