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Kennel Club supports microchipping month with dog searching app

The Kennel Club has joined forces with Bauwow to make sure that Petlog Premium customers can manage their membership through an app wherever they are.

Whilst out and about, pet owners will always have 24/7 access to Petlog Premium lost and found services.

Recent research shows that:

  • 53 percent of microchips show inaccurate keeper details
  • 93 percent of dogs in the UK are microchipped
  • 11 percent of the dog owning population still don’t realise it is now a legal requirement to have their dog microchipped

Petlog, managed by the Kennel Club, is one of the largest databases for microchipped animals.

Petlog Premium offers pet owners a comprehensive range of lost and found services, which ensures they maintain accurate contact details so if the worst happens and their pet goes missing, they can tap the Bauwow app, or log on to the Petlog website and alert local authorised agents to help with their search.

By working with the Bauwow app, Petlog Premium customers now have an enhanced service on top of phone and web access, making it easier to access their details as well as a wide range of other benefits such as a search facility to find vets, stores, groomers, pet carers as well as locate pet friendly bars, cafes and holiday destinations to visit with their dog.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary said: “Petlog has over nine million pets registered on its database and is a 24/7, 365 days a year UK-based lost and found service. It is also the only database to be part of the European Pet Network which reunites pets throughout the UK and Europe.

The Kennel Club is concerned that there is evidence to suggest that 53 percent of microchips are still showing inaccurate details and hope that by making it easier for owners to update their details by such means as the Bauwow app and also using awareness campaigns, like National Microchipping Month, owners will understand the importance of keeping their details up to date.”

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