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Microchipping your Pet – Its the law! – Advice from Clontarf Vet Hospital

We at Anicare Veterinary Group have always encouraged  pet owners to microchip their pet, however since March 31st 2016 all dogs must be microchipped by law.

So if you are not sure if your dog is not microchipped or registered correctly then please call into one of our five veterinary clinics on Dublin’s northside. We can easily check your pet for a microchip and also check if he/ she has a chip that is registered on an approved database. This is a free of charge service that we provide and only takes a couple of minutes.

Alternatively , if you know your dog’s microchip number and want to check for yourself if it’s registered, then go onto www.chipcheck.ie. There are thousands of dogs in Ireland that are microchipped but not registered so it is so important to check this if in doubt.

If your dog is microchipped but not registered with an approved database then you will need to go to www.chipcheck.ie and follow the instructions to get him/ her registered. There is a small fee involved. Alternatively you can make an appointment to have us at Anicare register the chip for you. Again, you will need to bring in your proof of address and proof of identity. There is a small fee involved.

Currently approved databases are as follows:

• Animark

• Fido

• Irish Coursing Club

• Irish Kennel Club

If your dog is not yet microchipped then please make an appointment for this to be done as soon as possible at one of our veterinary clinics in Clontarf, Glasnevin, Santry, Blanchardstown or Palmerstown. The cost is €35, including implantation and registration. It only take 10 minutes to do.

For the appointment you will need to bring in a proof of address (e.g recent utility bill) and photo identification (e.g. passport or drivers licence)…and of course bring along your precious pooch!

This is a simple procedure that involves the insertion of a small microchip approximately the size of a grain of rice under the skin of your pet. It can be performed during a consult and is a procedure that is quick and well tolerated by your pet. wners who do not have their pets microchipped now face a fine. Microchipping and registering your dog ensures responsible pet ownership and is in all of our interests.If you need any more information please call into one of our Dublin vet clinics to ask a member of staff or check out www.fido.ie or www.agriculture.gov.ie and search ‘FAQs dog microchipping’.

 

This can be done at any one of our five Dublin Vet clinics. This is a simple procedure that involves the insertion of a small microchip approximately the size of a grain of rice under the skin of your pet. It can be performed during a consult and is a procedure that is quick and well tolerated by your pet. It is very important once the procedure is done that the details are registered on a database that is easily searched. All microchips inserted in our Anicare Dublin vet surgeries are registered on the Fido database that is part of the umbrella Europetnet scheme. So if your pet is chipped in Marino but found in Milan your pet can still be traced back to you. Estimates reveal that in the region of 100,000 microchips are incorrectly registered in Ireland and that if those animals are lost, the data registered would probably not result in the animals being reunited with their owner.

So act now!

Check your Chip!

Just pop into anyone of Anicare’s Dublin Veterinary Hosptials and our staff with check this for you – there is NO CHARGE for this service.

More importantly since  2016 it has been  compulsory for all dogs in Ireland to be microchipped.

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  As part of Clontarf Vet’s 20th Anniversary celebrations we are giving away

20 FREE MICROCHIPS

For details of this and other offers and promotions this month check out our facebook page

www.facebook.com/anicareveterinarygroup

 

 

 

 

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