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    Microchip your pet for free over the next 12 months

    NewsDog Health and WellbeingWednesday 09 April 2014

    Vets in Milton Keynes are offering free microchipping for dogs over the next 12 months.

    Hundreds of vets in the UK are participating in the Dogs Trust’s Microchipping Through Vets Scheme.

    Microchipping only takes a few minutes and is done using a special type of syringe, smaller than a grain of rice, as you can see in the image, under the loose skin of a dog’s neck. No harm is done to your furry firend.

    Bear in mind that microchipping of pets will become mandatory in England from April 2016, making this time a huge opportunity for anyone owning a non-microchipped dog to get it done for free.

    In case of separation your pet will be able to be identified immediately and reunited with you as soon as possible.

    Elvira Meucci-Lyons, head of campaigns and community at Dogs Trust, said: “Last year 111,986 stray and abandoned dogs were picked up by local authorities across the UK, with only 40 per cent reunited with their owners. We hope this initiative will help to reduce the number of dogs put to sleep in council pounds because their owners cannot be traced.”

    When dogs are not microchipped they face the risk of ending up in a re-homing centre or, as it happens in too many cases, they are being put to sleep.

    To make a dog microchipping appointment, dog owners can call VetSavers on 01908 340544 or Best Friends Vets 01908 270144




    Photo: Lightwarrior2 / Wikimedia Commons


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