Dog Microchipping in the United Kingdom

Do you live in England, Scotland or Wales? You need to have your pet microchipped. As of April 6, 2016, it is the law that dogs?must be chipped and registered by 8 weeks of age. If you are found non-compliant, you could face fines of ?500. More details here. Over one million pets to go! Hopefully, this new law will increase chances of reuniting lost dogs with their owners.

UPDATE: Cats must now be microchipped as well.


Dog Microchipping in the United Kingdom — 2 Comments

  1. Bonny – to travel to Ireland from England, your dog should be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. You need to get an EU Pet Passport from your veterinarian. It should not be a long process to have the microchip information changed and we don’t believe this will be a problem, but you may want to confirm with your local APHA office.

  2. Hi we are taking our new dog to Ireland from England for a holiday . She has a micro chip with her details that were logged by her previous owner. We are in the process of changing her details to her new address eat , what happens if this is not completed by the time we travle

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