What Happens to a Microchip when you Cremate your Pet?

None of us want to think about losing our pets, but it is a sad fact of life that, eventually, it is inevitable that they will move on from this world. Many people worry about the microchips in their animals and what happens to them when you arrange a pet cremation. Read on to discover what happens to a microchip when you cremate your pet.

What Happens to a Microchip when you Cremate your Pet?

Having your pet microchipped is one of the best ways to ensure they stay safe and can be found and returned to you should they wander off or become lost. Every dog older than eight weeks in the UK must be chipped, significantly improving lost dogs’ recovery rate.

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted just under your pet’s loose skin between the shoulder blades. It is a painless and quick process that usually takes just a few seconds.

Once the chip is fitted, the animal can be scanned at any vet’s practice and many animal shelters for them to be identified and returned to you.

When you choose pet cremation after your companion passes away, the microchip will be left in the body throughout the process. It will be incinerated during the cremation and will not cause any problems because they don’t contain a battery or have any moving parts. The chip will melt into the ashes.

Once you have had your pet’s ashes returned, you can choose how to remember them, whether by scattering them, placing them into a memorial garden beneath a memorial tree or keeping them in an urn.

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations are here to help you with horse cremations and pet cremations services in the North West – covering the counties of Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. We give you the space to grieve as our end-of-life service takes care of the practical arrangements, so you have the space to grieve.

We offer cremation services for most small animals, including:


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