Just in case you were not aware, from April 6th this year (2016) all dogs over the age of 8 weeks MUST be microchipped AND the contact details must be kept up to date. Failure to meet these requirements can lead to a fine, however the biggest reason we microchip our dogs is so they can be reunited should they become lost somehow.
Now I am sure that anyone reading my blog will love their dog so much that they will already be microchipped, however I do know how easy it is to forget to update your details when moving house. I know this because I had a couple of moves before remembering to update details, and while Dylan luckily never went missing the story could have been different if he had.
If you can’t remember where your dogs microchip is registered, you can enter the microchip number at this website to find out. Your vet should be able to scan the chip if you do not know the number. There is likely to be a small fee involved when updating details, but worth it for peace of mind and of course much smaller than a fine for failing to update.
If your dog has not been chipped, your vet can carry this out for you which may involve a small fee. You may be able to have your dog microchipped free of charge, check the websites below to see if there is a service in your area: