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New Microchip laws April 2016

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

  1. 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.
  2. It will be a legal requirement to keep all the details registered under the microchip number up to date.
  3. All breeders are responsible for microchipping their puppies before they sell or give them to new keepers
  4. 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