Since 2006 all pedigree puppies need to be microchipped for Irish Kennel Membership registration. That is carried out by the breeder’s vet when the pups are about 6 weeks outdated and need to be carried out earlier than the puppies could be offered with papers.
The chip itslef will work completely nicely however as a result of it was the breeder that did (or didn’t do!) all the required paperwork there’s usually an issue in that the chip just isn’t registered to the pup’s new proprietor. In consequence if the canine strays and is dropped at a canine pound or vets they will be unable to trace down the proprietor of the canine by way of the microchip quantity – the microchip is mainly ineffective.
So you probably have a canine that was microchipped earlier than you got him it necessary to make sure that the microchip is accurately registered to you. Your vet can verify this for you and if the data is wrong or not registered at all of your vet can help you in correcting the data. Make sure to herald all of the paperwork you bought when getting the pet once you go to the vet with this question.
In brief should you didn’t have your pet’s microchip inserted your self you need to verify that the main points on the databases are right in order that your pet could be reunited with you. If these particulars are incorrect your pet could as nicely not be microchipped. Ask your vet for assist if doubtful.
Weblog Submit by Alan Rossiter of Blacklion pet Hospital. Take a look at their web site www.vets.ie