Microchipping is the first step in registering your pet and enables their safe return if they become lost.
Microchips can only be implanted by a certified professional to ensure they are correctly located and to prevent the risk of infection. Once the chip has been inserted it is scanned to ensure it can be read by the microchip reader and the owner provided with a certificate to take to the council when you register your pet. This satisfies all legal requirements.
Remember implantation does not include council registration, which must be paid directly to the council.