In England, all dogs will need to be microchipped from 6 April 2016.
Dog owners will need to:
- Have their dog microchipped and registered on one of the authorised commercial databases
- Keep their contact details up-to-date on the databases
- Where a dog is transferred to a new keeper, the new keeper must, unless the previous keeper has already done so, record their details and any change in the dog’s name with the database on which the dog’s details are recorded
Even if your dog is microchipped, take this opportunity to check their details are up to date on the database. Over 20% of vets couldn't reunite lost dogs with owners due to incorrect information on the microchip database.
We can also check if their chip is working correctly so why not pop in and see us.
Don't forget your cats! Although it will not be a legal requirement for cats, a microchip is a vital form of identification should your pet go missing.