Compulsory Microchipping for Dogs: A Giant Leap Forward

(BVA Release) Veterinary associations have hailed the introduction of compulsory microchipping for all dogs in England as a giant leap forward for dogs and their owners. Defra has announced that from 6 April 2016 all dogs will be required to have a microchip, giving owners over 3 years to comply with new legislation that will…

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Vets back compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales

(BVA & BSAVA Release) Moves to introduce compulsory microchipping of dogs in Wales have been welcomed by veterinary associations. Environment Minister John Griffiths launched the consultation which sets out five options for introducing compulsory microchipping of dogs over different timeframes. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) are members of…

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Missed opportunity to prevent dog attacks say vets

(BVA and BSAVA new release) Veterinary associations have described the Government’s package on dangerous dogs as a missed opportunity to prevent future dog attacks. The package (for England) includes an extension of dangerous dogs law to cover private property, the removal of the requirement for all dogs to be held in police ‘custody’ and a…

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