Identichips have been an enormous success for returning lost or injured animals to their owners. It is unfortunate that other forms of identification, such as tags on collars, are often missing by the time an animal is found. Identichips allow quick identification by vets, charities and local authorities.

Fitting an identichip is a simple quick procedure that can usually be done without need for anaesthetic, and is permanent and tamperproof. It is a compulsory part of the Pet Travel Scheme to guarantee that certificates of rabies vaccination apply to the correct animal.