Is your dog microchipped? It’s compulsory by law from 6 April 2016.

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All dogs in England will need to be microchipped by 6 April 2016 under government legislation.

This compulsory move will help to tackle the growing problem of strays roaming the streets and relieve the burden of unhomed dogs on animal charities and local authorities. Dog owners could face fines of up to £500 if they fail to comply.

As a dog owner, microchipping will give you peace of mind. It makes it easier for you to get your dog back if it gets lost or strays. It also makes it easier to trace your dog if it is stolen.

What does microchipping involve?

A microchip is a small electronic device about the size of a grain of rice. It carries a microchip coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner.

The microchip is injected under the surface of your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Dog wardens and vets who hold a scanner can check if a stray is microchipped and discover the owner’s details through accessing a protected database.

Please make sure your dog is microchipped by the deadline. To make an appointment please call us on 01278 451592.

Our Health Club offers 40% off microchipping. Click here for more information.


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