What is Microchipping?

Since 2016 it has been law that all dogs over the age of 8 weeks must be microchipped, providing a permanent identification method that helps reunite dogs with owners should they become lost or stolen.

In a simple procedure a microchip is placed under the skin between the pet’s shoulder blades. Each chip contains a unique number which can be scanned if a lost animal is found, and matched to the owner’s contact details on a database. Owners are obliged to maintain accurate records with their veterinary practice.

Collars and tags with up to date ownership details are still required when the dog is out in public, and failure to microchip can bring a fine of £500.00.

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