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Microchipping

Since the 6th April 2016 it has been compulsory for owners to ensure their dog is microchipped and details kept up to date. Owners must ensure a dog gets a microchip implanted by the time it’s 8 weeks old. Each microchip has a number that shows up when your dog is scanned. This number identifies your dog.

The microchip and your details must also be registered on a database. By getting the microchip implanted and information stored it means:

  • Lost dogs can be re-united with their owners
  • The owners of dogs acting aggressively can be identified
  • The owners of abused dogs can be identified
  • You are following the law

We have sourced mini-microchips to make microchipping less stressful for pets. If you fail to microchip your dog you can be fined up to £500 and be taken to court.