From the April 6th 2016 it will be a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped.
Owners will need to ensure the following –
· That their dog is microchipped and registered on one of the authorised commercial databases
· That they register the details of any new owner before they sell or give the dog away
· That they keep their contact details up to date on the databases
Although having your dog microchipped is uncomplicated, we regularly encounter problems where owners fail to ensure their details are up to date. We offer a free microchip check at any of our surgeries. Once the microchip has been checked, we can provide you with the relevant contact information to update your details.
From now until April 6th 2016 we will be offering to microchip your pet at a reduced rate of £12.95 (normally £17.50). We use mini microchips and the procedure will be performed by a qualified nurse.
For more information on microchipping and the law please consult www.thekennelclub.org.uk/microchippingfactsheet