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microchip

(mī'krō-chip),
In veterinary medicine, a small artificial capsule injected into fascia of musculature over interscapular region in dogs and cats for identification and location purposes.
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"Once your pet is microchipped, it's also essential to ensure that the details on the chip are updated if you move home, or change your contact details.
My recommendation would be to pursue having your cat microchipped and to carefully monitor the site for any signs of a mass developing.
When your dog is microchipped you should receive confirmation letter or email including an ID or reference number as well as a microchip number.
We are delighted regulations to ensure horses of all ages should be microchipped are set to become a reality.
All 18 were prosecuted since January this year and were given 21 days to have their dog microchipped before given a summons to court.
An appeal has been launched to find the owners of the sick dog on the eve of a new law making it compulsory to have your dog microchipped.
"I encourage all owners to ensure their dogs are microchipped and, just as importantly, that their details are up to date."
Lee Paris, campaigns manager at charity the Dogs Trust, says: "Having a dog microchipped should give owners peace of mind, because all dogs have the capacity to escape, no matter how responsible the owner is.
On April 6, it will become a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped in Wales so they can be added to a central database listing every canine in the UK.
What if I don't get my dog microchipped? You will be breaking the law.
The day saw almost 80 dogs microchipped at the session, held at Lukes Lane Community Centre in Hebburn ahead of changes in the law which mean it will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped by April 2016.
A current rabies certificate or tag must be presented for any dog or cat who is to be microchipped. Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic is located at 8120 S.