As of April 2016 it is a legal requirement to have all dogs microchipped and contact details up to date. Microchipping is a very straight forward procedure that can be done by our vets or nurses. The chip is smaller than a grain of rice and it is inserted via an injection needle. All the details about the dog and the owner are then registered online by our reception team. The dogs must be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks.
In 2022 the government intend to make microchipping of cats mandatory. They should be done before they reach 20 weeks of age. This is to ensure cats that are lost or even stolen can be reunited with their owners more easily.
At Chaseview we are able to issue dogs and cats with Animal Health Certificates. The EU pet travel scheme allows dogs, cats to travel without the need for quarantine, providing basic requirements are met. The following are necessary for travelling in the EU (including travel to the Republic of Ireland):
It is advisable to keep up to date with annual vaccinations (against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and leptospirosis), flea and tick treatment.
If you are travelling outside the EU there may be further requirements, specific to your destination or countries you are travelling via. Please see https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad for more information.