On the 1st of June 2015, new regulations came into force about dog micro chipping in Kerry.
The changes are very positive for dogs and their owners, and your friends in All Creatures want to help our valued clients understand what all this means for them and their dogs.
By law, from 1st of Sept 2015 all newborn pups must be microchipped, registered and certified. The same regulations apply to all dogs from the 31st March 2016.
Owners could face a fine of up to €5000.
1. What is a microchip?
What does micro chipping involve, basically a small electronic device, which is the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by a scanner. A microchip works through radio wave frequency.
2. How is the microchip implanted?
A specially designed implanting device the microchip is injected through a sterile needle under your pet’s skin.
3. Where is the microchip implanted?
The microchip is implanted under the skin, between the shoulder blades.
4. Does it hurt?
No anesthetic is required and the procedure should cause no more discomfort than a standard vaccination.
5. How does the microchip stay in place?
Once the microchip has been inserted, the dog’s body tissue surrounding the microchip attaches itself, preventing movement of the chip.
6. How does the microchip work?
The computer memory in the microchip contains a unique 15 digit number.
The number, the microchip generates a reliability check to guarantee that your pet’s identifying number is read accurately. This all takes place in less than a second. After the scan the vet consults a database to find a matching number and thereby obtain the owner’s contact details from it.
7. How are the owners traced?
Through your registration document, you are in a database has your dog registered and their contact details. Owners of microchip scanners have special access to the databases to allow them to contact you if they find your dog.
8. Where can I get my pet microchipped?
With us and most veterinary practices in Ireland, along with a growing number of Local Authorities and animal welfare groups,
Cats can be microchipped so that they can be reunited with their owners.
Call us 085 1380 310 to make an appointment today.