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Facts about microchipping

Posted: 9th September 2019

Today we thought we would give you some facts about microchipping.

  • A puppy must be fitted with a microchip by the time it’s 8 weeks old.
  • You can be fined up to £500 if your dog is not microchipped.
  • Your dog must still wear a collar and tag with your name and address when in a public place.
  • You are responsible for keeping your dog’s microchip details up to date, for example, if you move house.
  • You will have to update the database company your dog is registered with.

When buying a puppy you should ask for proof a microchip has been fitted before buying.

You can ask to see any of the following as proof:

  • microchip certificate
  • vet records
  • pet passport

You may also be able to see microchip information in the dog’s pet insurance papers.

You must make sure the microchip details are updated once you have bought the dog.

If your dog is not microchipped please contact reception on t: 01453 542092 to book your microchipping appointment.

Facts about microchipping