In April 2016 a law came into effect that all dogs over eight weeks of age must be microchipped. Up to date details are held on the microchip database for identification purposes. Failure to have your dog microchipped could result in a finee and /or legel proceedings.
A microchip is a tiny implant less than the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into the loose skin at the base of the neck in between the shoulder blades (the scruff). This tiny chip has a unique number which is obtained when the animal is scanned using a hand held scanner. This helps veterinary professionals and pounds/rescue centres gain access to the registered owners contact details through one of the countries microchip databases.
As well as dogs we recommend all cats are microchipped as they have a greater tendency to wander than dogs. The majority of animals can be microchipped for added security and peace of mind.