Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

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Dog Microchipping

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Microchipping Requirements for Dog Owners in England

Legal Obligation

By law, all dog owners in England are required to have their dogs microchipped.


The primary aim is to reduce the number of stray dogs in the country.


Owners who fail to microchip their dogs can face fines of up to £500.


Official statistics reveal that over 100,000 dogs are lost or abandoned annually, costing taxpayers and welfare charities £57 million.

Age Requirement

Dogs must be microchipped by the time they reach 8 weeks old. The recommended minimum age for microchipping is