A microchip is a small implant that is inserted under your dog or cat’s skin, like an injection. The microchip has a unique identification number programmed into it. This number can be read by a microchip scanner. If your dog or cat was to go missing and was found, the microchip can be read and it can be determined who the owner is so you can be reunited with your pet.
Since March 2016, it is compulsory for all dogs in Ireland to be microchipped. If your dog is not yet microchipped, it is important that you arrange to have this done as soon as possible.