Do you have to have your dog microchipped?

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It is now mandatory throughout the United Kingdom for all dog owners to have their dogs microchipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database such as Petlog.

dog breeders, meanwhile, must ensure that puppies are microchipped and recorded by the time they are eight weeks old and before they are sold.

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Dogs can be microchipped at any age, but it's more comfortable for puppies if they're at least seven or eight weeks old before being chipped. Under the new microchipping law that came into effect on 6 April 2016, all dogs and puppies must be microchipped and registered by the age of eight weeks.
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Since 6 April 2016, all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales must be microchipped.

Owners who do not get their dog microchipped and registered with an approved database face a fine of up to £500 if caught.

The only exception to this law for pet dogs are those who a vet believes should not be chipped for health reasons.

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Most veterinary clinics have microchip scanners, and your veterinarian can scan your new pet for a microchip when you take your new pet for its veterinary checkup.

A: The best reason to have your animals microchipped is the improved chance that you'll get your animal back if it becomes lost or stolen.

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Dogs can be microchipped at any age, but it's more comfortable for puppies if they're at least seven or eight weeks old before being chipped.

Under the new microchipping law that came into effect on 6 April 2016, all Dogs and puppies must be microchipped and registered by the age of eight weeks.

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From today (6 April 2016) owners of dogs found by the police or local authorities not to have a microchip will have the benefits explained to them and be given a short period to comply with the microchipping law.

If they do not, they could face a fine of up to £500.

Already 7.34 million dogs are microchipped in the UK.

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Dogs can be microchipped at any age, but it's more comfortable for puppies if they're at least seven or eight weeks old before being chipped. Under the new microchipping law that came into effect on 6 April 2016, all dogs and puppies must be microchipped and registered by the age of eight weeks.
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Dog and cat laws now require all dogs to be microchipped.

No-one expects it to happen to their pet, however, without a microchip, the owners of many elderly animals can't be located.

Microchipping is a simple procedure that can occur at any age.

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