In 2014 Biotope was invited to take on the UK distributorship for a global brand of microchip, now we work with microchips wholly made in Europe. We supply microchips to fish farms and fisheries as

Which chip

The mini chips has a suitable read range and proveso easy to use because of the smaller needle we are recommending it is the chip of routine choice.

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Pet chip databases

 If you wish to find out which database your chip resides on - go to: or and key in the microchip number.
In the UK, there are now fifteen databases. However, some of these databases are located abroad, operating call centres with little or no local knowledge about the UK. A recent trend has been to monetise your data, you must continue to receive emails from them, otherwise you may not be told when your pet is found. There are others moving to a subscription system, make sure that you know what happens when you stop paying the subscription!

We endorse the Petlog database which is the biggest and is maintained in the UK by The Kennel Club.   Petlog operate 24/7, and are Founding members of the of the European Pet Network, which means that if you lose your pet in mainland Europe you still have a very good chance of being reunited with it. 


Biotope stock two scanners from the halo, and the Universal Scanner which reads all microchips used in animals around the world.370CBEE5-67D3-4A48-B323-F6CF7C877FE8_1_105_cC0F63764-4254-4C2F-AD6D-28BA5EB7F4D6_1_105_c

Scanning technique

The design of hoop scanners like the halo and the petscan mean that they detect over a greater area when used with the hoop flat against the body. They can be tured through 90degrees for greater depth but then the area scanned is much smaller.

Always scan the whole dog, TAKING YOUR TIME. Our record is finding 4 chips in one rescue dog because previous implanters had done a poor job checking the whole dog!

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