What happens if I don’t microchip my pet?

It is a legal requirement for pet owners to microchip their cat or dog.

Cats must be microchipped before they reach the age of 20 weeks. For dogs it is by the age of eight weeks. Contact details must be stored and kept up to date in a database. Owners that do not microchip their pets may be fined up to £500.

Whose responsibility is it to microchip a puppy?

A dog breeder must microchip a puppy before selling them. Breeders must also register their details on a database. Always make sure a puppy is microchipped before taking them home.