The legislation states that all dogs must be microchipped by 6th April 2016. From this date all puppies must be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks and prior to transfer to the first keeper from the breeder.
What will be expected of me after April 2016? Vets will simply be expected to understand the requirements of the regulations ready to explain to pet owners the need to microchip all puppies by the time they are 8 weeks old.
Will I be expected to report a pet owner if they do not have their dog microchipped? Vets are not expected to enforce the regulations, they can let pet owners know about the legislation and what is required but will not be under any obligation to report non-compliance.
What is the process for reporting adverse reactions? The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is monitering reports of adverse events following microchipping of companion animals. Please visit www.vmd.defra.gov.uk to submit a report online.
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