Association of microchip database operators

There’s a lot going on in the world of Pet microchip databases in the UK. I write occasionally about the issues we face in our blog HERE. To name a few: Fraudulent microchip databases like and Pet chip registry.  Cat microchipping legislation being introduced. A consultation into how microchip databases operate as well as […]

What’s important to microchip implanters

We speak to lots of microchip implanters every week. We welcome customers from our competitors each and every week and our team are always curious as to why they want to find a new microchip supplier or what has directed them towards us! In these conversations we hear lots of different reasons. Here are the […]

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 […]

Microchips explained

In this article I will give an explanation of microchips in the UK with the aim of creating a guide to pet microchips. We are aiming for this to be a useful resource for anyone wanting to know more or for people who are trying to track down a pet owner.  To find out how […]

Cat microchipping to become mandatory

Defra recently announced that cat microchipping will become mandatory in 2023. In our opinion this is excellent news, we help get lost pets home every week but we also hear lots of stories where pets aren’t microchipped and don’t make it home or take much longer to get home. This is particularly true with cats.  […]

Why we don’t do free pet microchips

I often get asked about free pet microchips or microchip chargebacks.  Some databases offer this because they are charging ridiculous fees to pet owners to register or update their microchip details. This means that they can either give the pet microchips away for free or give a microchip implanter free microchips on the basis of […]

How to use Defra compliant microchip databases to find a pet’s details

One thing that’s been trending recently via our support hub has been how Defra compliant microchip databases work. Here are a few of the queries we have had: Veterinary teams asking about how Defra compliant databases work.  Veterinary teams thinking “Check a chip” is a government site or the only site that can search all […]

Top Tips for keeping your pet safe

July is Lost Pet Prevention month. As pet owners we’re responsible to help keep our pets safe.   Every month we help pet owners just like you get their pet home safe and we’ve came up with some top tips that really help! Microchipping As we are a microchip database this one is at the top […]

Veterinary microchip survey! The results!

We asked Veterinary teams on our mailing lists a range of questions about microchipping recently. Here are some of the key results from the survey: What 2 factors do you consider most when purchasing microchips? What’s your biggest problems with your current microchips and microchip database? (Maximum of 2) How do you currently register client […]

Why we founded MyPet and where we’re at

Paul and I founded MyPet as we both had dreadful experiences with microchip databases. When I first registered my dogs I was charged £40. The website crashed when I was paying and the money came out of my account. You’d have thought my pups (Picture below because they’re awesome) would have been registered, but I […]