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Should You Put The Microchip Number On A Dog Tag?

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If there’s space, you can put the microchip number on a dog tag, but the person who finds your pet will need to take it to a vet in order to look up the contact details that have been linked to the microchip number.

So, in other words, it will be a little easier for the vet to check the database, but it won’t help the person that found your pet to contact you directly.

What Is A Microchip?

A microchip for dogs is a small device that is implanted under the dog’s skin. The microchip contains a unique identification number that can be used to identify the dog in a database. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is usually implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades. The procedure is quick and relatively painless, and most dogs do not experience any adverse effects from the microchip.

What Info Should Be On A Dog Tag?

It’s always best to check with your local council as they may have specific requirements about what details should be on a dog tag.

That said, we find that most pet owners add a mix of the below information on the pet tag:

  • Pet name
  • Owner phone number
  • Residential address
  • Name of the vet
  • Address of the vet
  • Council registration number
  • Important medical information