Microchipping your Basset Hound
Microchipping provides a permanent, inexpensive form of identification that can not be lost, altered, or intentionally removed. The process is quick and most dogs take it in their stride. Having your Basset microchipped can ensure a happy reunion should anything unfortunate happen.
Microchips are no bigger than a grain of rice and are inserted in the scruff of the pet's neck. Each microchip has a unique identification number that is never duplicated. Once implanted it can be scanned to find the details of the pet's home and owner
It is very important for owner's to update their micropchip details should they move or rehome the dog!
Use microchipping in conjunction with the Kennel Club's Petlog scheme, ensuring that if your pet is lost an authorised person such an animal warden can use a scanner and locate your details rapidly.
Rapid indentification will help you get your dog back as quickly as possible.
For more details, see The Petlog website
The Law regarding Microchipping your dog has changed. Section 21 of the Dog Act 1976 requires dogs to be microchipped when they are 3 months of age, and being registered for the first time or when a change of ownership occurs. As of 1 November 2015, all dogs that have reached 3 months of age must be microchipped regardless of registration status. Go to https://www.gov.uk/get-your-dog-microchipped for more information