Compulsory Dog Microchipping Update

Dog Microchip Law April 2016

As a reminder that you may be aware of, compulsory microchipping comes into force at the beginning of April 2016 for dogs.

Our Veterinary Surgery in Standish, Lancashire (Gilmore Veterinary Surgery) is able to carry out the placement of microchips 7 days a week for as little as £17.50 - just give our team a call today on 01257 426110.

If you are unsure if your dog has been microchipped feel free to give the surgery a call on 01257 426110 and we can check your pets record.

New Legislation

Compulsory microchipping for dogs in the UK is nearly here. From 6th April 2016 it will be a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped. Around 34% of dogs in England are still not microchipped – that’s approximately 2.5 million dogs!!

It’s not just dogs that need microchipping, our beloved felines benefit too! Cats love the sanctuary of a warm home but sometimes get lost whilst exploring outside! While microchipping cats is not compulsory, it is the best method to help you become reunited should they go missing. Around 38% of the UK cat population are still not microchipped – that’s approximately 4.2 million cats!