Cats and Dogs born before 1st July 2010 do not need to be microchipped, only those born or transferred after this date will need to be microchipped. You can have your animals microchipped by a Registered Vet or an approved Microchipper after 8 weeks of age. From 1st July 2010, microchipping is mandatory for all:

  • cats and dogs after they reach 12 weeks of age
  • cats and dogs that have changed ownership i.e. have been either sold or given away
  • declared regulated dogs i.e. restricted, dangerous dogs and menacing dogs