This April brings more than just the end of the tax year. From the 6th of April 2016, it will become law that every dog over the age of 8 weeks must be microchipped.
This means that from this date, it is first the breeder’s responsibility to ensure that puppies are microchipped and should be registered under the breeder’s details before being rehomed. As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that any dogs kept by you are microchipped and registered to yourself, and that details are kept up to date.
We hope that this new law will mean returning lost dogs to their owners becomes much easier. In our experience, the phone number is the first port of call and so it is very important to make sure that this, if nothing else, is correct and remains up to date.
If you have any questions or to book a microchipping appointment, please give the practice a call on 0114 268 3239.