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Pet Microchipping in Middlesbrough, Stockton, & Teesside

Qualified pet microchipping service in the Teesside area. £12 for Dogs, Cats & Rabbits. Home Visits available from £10

Wacky Pets offers a pet microchipping service from just £12 for Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Marion, formerly of Marion's Pets. NO FURTHER REGISTRATION FEES. We now register it for you. Marion has been qualified to microchip pets since 2003. Home visits available for a small charge starting from £10. More than one pet can be chipped per visit.

Call or text Marion now on 07843421793 or 07928280397 to book an appointment.

UNDER NEW LAWS YOUR CAT MUST BE MICROCHIPPED BY THE 10TH OF JUNE 2024 OR YOU COULD FACE A FINE FOR £500

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Dog Microchipping Frequently Asked Questions

1) When did the compulsory microchipping for dogs come into effect?
The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014 came into effect on Wednesday 6 April 2016. This means all dogs aged 8 weeks and over must now be microchipped and registered onto an approved DEFRA microchipping database.
2) Who is responsible for microchipping puppies?
The puppy is required, by law, to have been microchipped by its original keeper or breeder before being sold. If you have purchased a dog that is not microchipped, you need to ensure that you get your dog microchipped and registered onto an approved DEFRA microchipping database within 21 days of purchase.
3) Is there a fine/penalty if I don’t get my dog microchipped?
Yes. Under the regulations, your dog is considered microchipped when you (1) implant the dog with a chip and (2) register your details on an approved database. If you do not get your dog microchipped or your details registered on an approved database, then it will be considered as not complying with the regulations and a notice may be served. If you do not microchip the dogs within 21 days of the served notice, then you will be liable to pay a fine of £500.
4) Is there a fine/penalty if I don’t keep my database details up to date?
Yes. Under the regulations, your dog is considered microchipped when you (1) implant the dog with a chip and (2) register your details on an approved database. 2 If any keeper subsequently moves, changes contact telephone number, etc then the dog is no longer considered microchipped under the regulations and enforcement can be taken and a notice served. If the keeper does NOT get their details up to date within 21 days of the served notice, then you will be liable to pay a fine of £500.
5) What is the purpose of a microchip database?
When a pet is microchipped, the unique microchip number and your contact details, along with important information on the pet, is then held in a secure location which is accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year, by any Authorised Agent who finds the pet. So your pet can be quickly and safely reunited with you and your family.
6) What is the minimum age a puppy has to be before being chipped?
There is no minimum age specified in the regulations. The puppy only has to be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old. The government advises that the dog must be healthy enough to be implanted

What are the benefits of microchipping your pet?

Microchipping your pet can provide several benefits, including:

  • Identification: Microchipping is a reliable and permanent way to identify your pet if they get lost or stolen. The microchip contains a unique identification number that can be read with a scanner, which can help reunite you with your pet.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your pet is microchipped can give you peace of mind that you have taken steps to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
  • Easy and painless: Microchipping is a simple procedure that can be done quickly and easily by a trained professional. It is a relatively painless process and does not require anaesthesia. Microchipping is a quick procedure but it does involve a needle so is likely to be uncomfortable for your dog for a few seconds. However, many dogs don’t even notice!
  • Cost-effective: Microchipping is a one-time cost that is relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of identification such as collars or tags, which can fall off or get lost.
  • How old does my dog have to be to be chipped? 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.
  • How do I check if my dog’s microchip details are up to date? When you get your dog microchipped you should receive confirmation from the database your dog’s details are registered with. To check if your dog’s details are correct, simply contact the database that holds the details on your dog’s chip.
  • How do I change my dog’s microchip details? If you move and have a change of address or name, don’t forget to update your dog’s details too. To do this, get in touch with the database that holds your dog’s details. Depending on which database your dog is registered with, you might be able to do this over the phone or online, or you may have to do so by post.
  • What is the minimum age for Microchipping Dogs & Cats? There is no minimum age, but once they are weaned is a good age. Puppies must be microchipped by law before they are sold or 8 weeks old.

Overall, microchipping your pet can provide a sense of security and peace of mind, and can greatly increase the chances of reuniting with your pet if they become lost or stolen.

Dog microchipping laws in the UK

From 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. Under the microchipping law all dogs and puppies must be microchipped and registered by the age of eight weeks.

Read more on dog microchipping law.

Cat microchipping laws in the UK

The microchipping of pet cats is now compulsory, following new legislation laid down in Parliament today (March 13 2023).

The new rules mean cats must be implanted with a microchip before they reach the age of 20 weeks and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a pet microchipping database. All owners must have their cat microchipped by 10 June, 2024, and owners found not to have microchipped their cat by that time will have 21 days to have one implanted, or may face a fine of up to £500.

Read more on cat microchipping law.

Call or text Marion now on 07843421793 or 07928280397 to book an appointment.

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