Microchipping and the Law
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Which Animals Can Be Microchipped?
Any animal can be microchipped from dogs, cats and ferrets to Llamas and tortoises!
Each species has a particular place where the microchip is implanted so everyone knows where to look for it (left hind leg of a tortoise, or the left neck under the mane of a horse, for example).
Your pet’s microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice and implantation is quick and usually painless.
What is a Microchip?
Your Dog Must be Microchipped by Law
The law changed in April 2016 and all puppies now have to be
microchipped and registered by the breeder by the time they are 8 weeks old.
When you buy a new puppy it is YOUR responsibility to register the puppy with their new name, your address contact details.