Microchipping

 

**NEWS FLASH**

Microchipping of all dogs over 8 weeks old is

now compulsory in Scotland

 

Microchipping is available at MBM Vets for dogs, cats and other pets and is carried out by our vets or qualified vet nurses for only £10.

Microchipping is quick and easy to do, similar to getting a vaccination, and means a pet can be identified for the rest of its life. Vets and dog wardens across the country are able to scan the chip and access your contact details through a secure online database, so if a pet gets lost he or she can be returned home quickly and safely.

We register the chip for you so all you have to do is check your details on the confirmation when you receive it. You can also ask to have the chip checked without charge whenever your pet visits us.

Remember, it's very important that you update your contact details if they change. Information on how to do this can be found in your chip paperwork but if you have lost this we can help by scanning the chip and searching online for you.

The Microchipping of Dogs (Scotland) Regulations 2016 came into force on Wednesday 6th April 2016. These require all dogs over the age of eight weeks to be microchipped. Please note that it is the keeper's responsibility to ensure that registered details are accurate. 

DID YOU KNOW...  in addition to a microchip, dogs should also have an identity tag carrying your name and address when out in public places? This older regulation is still very relevant as it means that anyone finding your dog can contact you straight away. It's a good idea to also have a mobile phone number on the tag.