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Which pet microchips should you buy?

There are many different options when it comes to buying pet microchips in the UK. 

In this article we talk through the largest pet microchip suppliers in the UK.

MyPet Microchips by Trovan

MyPet is the exclusive supplier of Trovan microchips in the UK. Trovan is a market leader in the pet microchip market. Here’s a few reasons why they are the best: 

Microchips purchased from MyPet come with an amazing list of benefits for you and your customers:

  • 100% free registration, updates and transfers forever. Your customers will never have to pay to update their details like other microchip databases.
  • Pet owners receive an email every 6 months to help them stay on top of their registration. 
  • Pet owners are notified anytime their pet’s microchip is searched. 
  • Easy to use platform. 
  • 24/7 reunification freephone line.
  • Highly rated on Trustpilot and Reviews.io

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Avid Microchips

AVID manufactures and supplies MicroChips in the UK. They have been in the market for 31 years. They operate the PETtrac microchip database where the microchips are registered. Here are some facts about avid and their microchips:

  • Sharp bevelled needles
  • Silent implantation
  • Detachable needles
  • Custom monoject syringe 
  • Initial registration free

 

You can find out more HERE.

Identichip

Identichip sells microchips mainly to Veterinary practices in the UK.  

  • A range of different models.
  • Parylene coated
  • ISO 11784 and 11785 compliant 
  • Long double bevelled needles
  • Intitial registration free on Identibase with charges for any updates
 
You can find out more HERE.

Peddymark

Peddymark sells microchips which can be registered on the Animal Tracker or the Petlog database. 

  • Available in a range of sizes
  • Made in Europe
  • Parylene coated
  • ISO 11784 and 11785 compliant 
  • Intitial registration free on Animal Tracker with charges to update. Added charge for Petlog registration
 
You can find out more HERE.

Pet ID microchips

Pet ID microchips are well known and have operated in the UK for a number of years. Pet ID microchips are registered on the chipworks database.

  • Choice of formats to suit implanter preference
  • Non-permeable bio-compatible glass capsule
  • Supplied with Owner Information Packs
  • Manufactured to ISO 11784/11785
  • Non-permeable bio-compatible glass capsule
  • Initial registration free

 

You can find out more HERE

Smartbreeder

Smartbreeder have operated in the UK since 2015. They were recently featured in a BBC documentary.

  • Microchips made in Asia
  • Microchips registered on Smarttrace. A user can choose to opt into marketing emails for free initial registration or pay £19.95. 

 

You can find out more HERE

Please let us know if there is anyone else you’d like to see on the list! 🙂

 

You can see our breakdown on microchip databases in the UK HERE

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