TV Vet Emma Milne talks all things microchipping in light of impending legislation

Wed.01.May.2013 UTC

With an average of one pet going missing every two minutes of every day, that’s a total of nearly 300,000 lost or stolen animals each year across the UK. These stats, coupled with new legislation set to make microchipping of dogs compulsory by 2016 and the threat of £500 fines for non-compliance, mean it is now more important than ever to ensure your pet is chipped.

To make sure you’re prepared we’ve got everything you need to know about all things microchipping from where to take your pet to be chipped safely, what to consider when getting a microchip and what you need to do to give you and your pet the best chance of being reunited if ever they were to be lost or stolen.

Do you know what to do if your pet goes missing? Are printing out the missing posters any use? What does the new legislation mean for you?

Join Emma and Celia Walsom from Petlog, the biggest missing pets register in the UK for all the advice you need.