Microchip Questions & Pet Travel to the UK
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: West Highland Terrier
I read last year that the microchip used for the United Kingdom has to be a specific type or it might not read once in the United Kingdom. Is this correct, and what type of microchip do I need to use from Canada?
Thanks for the question! The microchip is an important part of the process so it's smart to double check the details before you get too far.
First, here's more information about the UK pet import rules as a whole. Canada is an approved non-EU country, so that means you'll be following the Part A requirements as listed. As far as the microchip, per www.gov.uk you should have a microchip that meets ISO standards, and if you have one that isn't ISO-compatible, you need to provide your own microchip reader.
Here's all you need to know about pet microchips and the UK. Also, here is more information from our blog about various types of microchips and which ones are ISO-compatible.
Hopefully this helps, Denise. Please let us know if you have any more questions about your upcoming move, and good luck with everything!