New Microchip Law

Did you know that on April 6th 2016 it will be LAW that all dogs in the UK will have to be microchipped. It will also be a legal requirement that all details are correct and kept up to date. Failure to do so may incur a fine of up to £500.

Breeders will have to ensure that all puppies are registered before 8 weeks of age and then ensuring the new owners register their details. If you are unsure as to whether your details are currently correct you can either visit www.check-a-chip.co.uk or phone 02037738398. This will tell you what database your pet falls under and who to contact to check your details.

I stock and am a certified implanter for Pettrac who are one of the UK’s leading microchip companies. They do not charge you any administration fee if you have to change any of your details ie move house, change mobile number unlike some of the other companies out there. They also now stock the mini-microchip which is better for the smaller breed of dog. I charge £12 for microchipping and will offer a discount on multiple animals so ideal for a breeder.

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