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Dog Microchipping

Is your Dog Microchipped? If not then you should definitely read on…

from the 6th April 2016 Microchipping will become a compulsory legal requirement for all Dogs…

From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

For every dog that is currently not microchipped, you will have until 6th of April to get them microchipped and registered on an approved database.

If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this.

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 be healthy enough to be implanted and sufficient time is allowed for the database to process the registration in order to ensure that the dog is compliant with the regulations by the time they are 8 weeks old.

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 the keeper does not microchip their dogs within 21 days of the served notice, then you will be liable to pay a fine of £500.

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.

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.

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 – need to be held in a secure location / and be accessible 24/7 365 by any Authorised Agent finding the pet.

Petlog is the UK’s largest lost and found database for microchipped pets.  Its customer care team are based in the UK and available 24/7 365, operating to ISO 9001/2 standards and is managed by the Kennel Club.

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Choosing a Pet?

Its a big commitment deciding to get a Pet.. So we have published Pet Care Guides to help you learn everything required, before choosing and making that life changing decision.

This week we have published guides on Zebra & Bengalese Finch, Cockatiels and Rabbits. With more editions coming week by week, we’ll soon have extensive guides on all domestic pets available within the UK.

Do not miss out keep up to date and visit our site regularly to discover more.

Petwise Masters Darts Competition 2016

World’s best darts player, Michael van Gerwen will be returning to play at the Pet Wise Masters

After darts fever gripped Merthyr Tydfil last November, fans will be delighted to hear that the Pet Wise Masters is returning in 2016.

The event will take place at the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre on Thursday the 10th of November.

The main attraction in the star-studded line-up is world number one Michael van Gerwen, who is back for a Third appearance at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre.

Joining the World No1 in the Rest of World team will be 3 x BDO World Champ, “Wolfie” Martin Adams, Aussie Simon Whitlock and Hawaii 501 Showman Wayne Mardle.

Meanwhile, the Welsh contingent is made up of former World Champion Mark Webster, local stars Barrie Bates and Peter Locke. The fourth player to join them will be the winner of a knockout darts tournament open to all dart players and taking place at various venues around the principality.

Also lining up on stage in the lady’s clash is Englands no 3 ranked Fallon Sherrock v Wales no 3 ranked Rhian Edwards

Tickets for The Pet Wise Masters are now on sale at www.dartshop.tv , over the phone on 08450 180 180 or from the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre.

Fans can also buy tickets from Dean Williams on 07791 307624.

Various ticket options are available and customers are advised to book immediately to avoid disappointment.