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.