New microchip laws are being put in place to crack down on illegal/vicious dogs and to help protect animals who are lost, stolen or abandoned.
From the 6th April 2016 the following rules will apply
- It will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of eight weeks to be microchipped and have the detail registered to an approved database.
- It will be a legal requirement to keep all the details registered under the microchip number up to date.
- All breeders are responsible for microchipping their puppies before they sell or give them to new keepers
- If your dog is found without a microchip, you will be served with a notice requiring you to have it done within 21 days, failure to do so could results in a criminal prosecution and a £500 fine.
We would love to help all our clients, so free of charge we will
- Check your dogs microchip and confirm its location (sometime they can migrate from the implant sight).
- We will check that your records with us are correct and up to date
- We will also (at your request) check the microchip details have been registered with the manufacturers.
- If you have moved recently, we will be able to assist you in making sure you have the details updated correctly, by providing you with – who to contact and contact details.
If you have a dog that is not microchipped we can implant one for you, for a one off fee of £17.25.
If there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to call the practice