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Microchips: the law has changed

It is now a legal requirement for all dogs in England and Wales to be microchipped

The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations will be enforced by government officials such as police constables, local authorities and community support officers. If your dog is found to not have a microchip, you could face a fine of up to £500.

It costs only £10 to microchip your dog at Highcroft so book an appointment now with one of our vets or nurses.

If your dog is already microchipped then make sure that your details are up to date.  Incorrect data on your dog’s registration will put you at risk of a fine also. Check your pet’s details by contacting one of the UK microchip databases such as Petlog or Anibase. If you’re unsure which database your pet is registered with, look back at their microchip paper work.

For more information about compulsory microchipping, please read our blog post ‘Compulsory microchipping – what do I need to know?’ 


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