As and from April 1st it is now law to have your dog microchipped and to hold a valid cert like my lovely one in the pic below!! With this in mind here is what you need to know..
What is a microchip?
A microchip is an object the size of a grain of rice which contains a unique number. The chip is implanted under the skin by a vet and remains there for life. A special scanner is used to pick up the chip number in the event of your dog going missing and being found
1. It will help reunite your dog with you should they go missing or get stolen
2. It is now illegal not to
3. It will provide proof of ownership should your dog get picked up by the warden or rescue
How much does it cost?
The cost varies per vet so it’s good to ring around to get the best one. It should not cost anymore than 50e at the very most!
Who registers the chip?
The implanter is responsible for registration of the chip so be sure to provide accurate details at the time of implantation. Without registering the chip it is just a number and is useless.
Does everyone have access to my private information if they scan my dog?
No. Found dogs must be brought to a vet or dog warden to be scanned. The scanner will pick up the unique chip number. They will then input this number into a protected database to obtain your information.
Feel free to ask any questions on any of the above
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