Compulsory Microchipping

Is your dog Microchipped? Both Ludo and Arran are microchipped and I think it is important for all animals who go outside to be microchipped. I know there are some people who are wary of the practice for various reasons. Whatever your personal opinion, if you live in England, it will shortly become law. So I thought it worth doing a post, in case anyone reading this from England was unaware of the changes.

“Under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 –  it will be compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks in England to be fitted with microchips from 6 April 2016.

Dogs will need to be microchipped and registered with their keepers’ contact details. All keepers, including breeders, must keep these details up to date. The only exemption from the requirement is where a vet has certified in writing that a dog is unfit to be microchipped.”  (site)

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