Microchipping your dog before moving to a new home

From April 2016 it will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped and their contact details up to date. This is why microchipping your dog before moving to a new home in the East Midlands should be at the top of your to do list.

How Microchipping your dog before moving to a new home works

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Finding a Vets

If you are not already registered with a veterinary practice then this is the first thing you will need to do.  Ask friends and family for recommendations of vets that they are currently with or have previously used. If you are unsure of how to find a registered vets in your area contact the PDSA who can put you in contact with local veterinary practices.

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Having a microchip implanted

Once you have an appointment at the vets the microchipping process is fairly simple and pain free. The veterinarian will simply inject a micro chip 9 the size of a grain of rice ) underneath the surface of your dogs skin, just between the shoulder blades. This should not hurt your dog and will affect them no more than having a vaccination .

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Frequently asked questions regarding microchipping your dog before moving to a new home

Why does my dog have to be chipped ?

According to local authorities and Government findings lost and stray dogs cost the taxpayer and welfare charities £33 million per year. Having a microchipped dog makes it much easier for dogs to be reunited with their owners. After moving home dogs often get lost after escaping their new surroundings, they often try to make their way back to their previous homes.

What details will be on my dogs chip ?

On the micro chip there will need to be up to date information for the registered keeper of the dog. These details will include:

  • Full name and address
  • Contact Number

Microchips can also hold any other relevant information about your dog, such as illnesses, diseases or any special needs that they may have.

How much does microchipping cost ?

Microchipping your dog before moving to a new home in the East Midlands should cost between £20 to £30 , however the dog trust are offering free microchipping throughout their many centers across the East Midlands.

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