Ask the vet

Ask the vet


By Dr Jacqui Molyneux
Prince Bishop Veterinary Hospital

Are you aware of the upcoming change in the law regarding dogs?

From April 6th 2016 all dogs in the UK over 8 weeks old must have a microchip implanted so that they (and their owners) can be identified.

If your dog does not have a chip, contact your vet now to get this done. In most cases it costs less than £20 and it only needs to be done once.

If you are not sure take your dog to a vets and ask the staff there to check for you.

We all have chip readers and most of us would not charge to do this.

Don’t get caught out – there is a potential £500 fine if your dog is not chipped.

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