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Pet shops

Pet shop requirements

Pet shops, as suppliers of cats and dogs, must ensure that all cats and dogs they supply or trade in are microchipped.

Cats and dogs must be microchipped between eight and 12 weeks of age, unless at least one of the following is met:

  • the implanter has a reasonable excuse
  • the implanter is a veterinary surgeon who considers implanting the microchip is not likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat or dog
  • there is a signed veterinary surgeon´s certificate for the cat or dog stating that implanting the microchip when it is less than eight weeks old is not likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat or dog.

Last updated 04 March 2014