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National Microchipping Month | Store Paws

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National Microchipping Month

June 2019 is National Microchipping Month. Since 2016 it has become mandatory for all dogs to be microchipped, and since then, June each year is the national awareness month for this important campaign to keep our pets safe.

The microchip (also known as a transponder) that is implanted is the size of a grain of rice, and there are mini microchips for smaller animals. They are implanted under the skin, at the base of the neck, either by a vet or a trained, authorised specialist using a hypodermic needle. No surgery or anesthesia is needed. It is painless and lasts for the lifetime of your pet.

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