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Did you know... Every puppy must be microchipped and registered by 8-12 weeks?
It is ILLEGAL to NOT have your dog chipped, and if your dog is not microchipped, you can be fined 5000 euros!
We are keeping the cost of this as low as possible at just €20 per dog.
We would strongly advise you contact us to arrange microchipping at your earliest convenience. If your dog is already microchipped, contact our nurses to check on the registration at the databases. It won't cost you anything.
What are the benefits?
Dog microchipping is a very important procedure for dogs and owners, which is why it is one of the most common procedures requested by our clients. If a dog is found and brought to a veterinary clinic, dog pound or animal welfare charity, they can scan the dog and read the 15 digit code from the microchip. They can then contact the database, and the dog can be linked with the details of its owners.
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What happens when I get my dog microchipped?
Your dog will be checked over and then the microchip (which is the size of a grain of rice) will be inserted using a sterile needle, between the shoulder blades at the back of the neck. This procedure is very quick and no sedation is required. The microchip contains a unique 15-digit number which can be read using a scanner (a bit like a barcode). We then provide the details of the authorised database where your pet’s number must be registered.