Compulsory Microchipping Rules

With only 2 months to go before the change in law that makes the microchipping of dogs compulsory (The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015), there are still real concerns that thousands of dogs across the region have not been microchipped. From 6 April...

Microchip Final Countdown

With only 4 months to go until the microchipping of dogs becomes compulsory across the UK, the majority of vets in Yorkshire estimate that at more than 25% of dogs are still not microchipped. This shocking statistic shows that there is still work to be done to get the...

Microchips

With only just over 6 months until legislation comes into place making it a criminal offence to own a dog that has not been microchipped, a search of the Donaldson’s Vets database suggests that perhaps 35% of dogs in the area have not yet been microchipped. It looks...

Compulsory Microchipping

Vets across the country have hailed the introduction of compulsory microchipping for all dogs in England as a giant leap forward for dogs and their owners.   Defra has announced that from 6 April 2016 all dogs will be required to have a microchip, giving owners...