Microchips and the Law – are you ready?

Did you know that from April 6th 2016 the law is changing and you must have your dog microchipped or potentially face a £500 fine? All dog owners in England, Scotland and Wales have until 6 April 2016 to have their dog microchipped and to register them with a government compliant microchip database such as Petlog. After that date, all puppies must be microchipped and recorded on a microchip database by the time they are 8 weeks old. Any changes to an owner’s contact details must be updated on their microchip database to ensure compliance with the law. If a dog owner subsequently moves, changes contact telephone number, etc. then the dog is no longer considered microchipped under the new law and enforcement can be taken. If you are unsure if your dog is microchipped or need to check your registration details why not book in for a free nurse appointment where we can check for you. A one-stop shop for everything you need to know about compulsory microchipping, from checking a microchip to advice, tips and downloads for breeders, vets, dog owners and more to ensure all dog owners and breeds are complying with the law can be found on the new website run by Petlog in conjunction with the Kennel Club but if you have any questions do contact the surgery as well!

http://www.chipitcheckit.co.uk/