Microchipping for dogs
On 28th February 2000 the 'Pet Travel Scheme' (PETS) came into force. This allows dogs and cats to travel to EU countries, with their owners, without the mandatory six month quarantine period on return to the UK.
If you intend visiting a EU country, with your dog or cat, you will need to plan your pet's passport in good time. You must first have your pet microchipped for identification (the 'chip' must be ISO standard 11784 or 11785 but if not, then you are advised to take your own scanner with you).
Once your pet is over the age of twelve weeks it will require a rabies vaccination and 21 days after that it can travel abroad.. However, within 24-48 hours of returning to the UK, it must be treated for ticks and tapeworms.
Please check with the DEFRA web site for up to date information on the Travel Scheme.
A Microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, encased in a bio-compatible material. The surface of the casing is pitted to enable the animal's tissues to bond and grow around the chip so holding it in position. Insertion is quick and causes no apparent discomfort to the animal. If positioned correctly, ie. just under the skin between the shoulder blades, it is less likely that the 'chip' will migrate more than an inch or so. Puppies can safely be chipped from six weeks of age.
Cost: £15.00 per dog. The price includes:
Please contact me for further information or for an appointment. I am available to attend your Show or Health Screening sessions.
Registered independent implanter: Pat Hutchinson
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