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Does my pet need to be microchipped?
Does my pet need to be microchipped?
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Written by Natasha
Updated over a week ago

Yes! Microchips are mandatory under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. This act requires all cats and dogs to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or when transferred to a new owner. It is important that the microchip details are kept up to date with the owner's current phone number and address.
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Having your pet microchipped is so important as it provides your pet with permanent identification in case they are ever separated from you. In the case of your pet going missing, the vet will be able to scan your pet using a microchip scanner, look up the microchip number and access your name, address, and phone number.

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