To coincide with the new legislation making it compulsory to micro-chip all dogs by April 2016, Bicester Vets has put together a great offer to help get the dogs of the Bicester area chipped in time for the new law.
And just so it doesn’t seem like we are being prejudiced against cats we are offering the same great deal to our feline friends.
So… if your cat or dog hasn’t been chipped before, then give us a call to book in to see one of our excellent vets. Your pet will get a microchip implanted for half price and at the same time they’ll get a FREE Vet Check-Up to ensure they’re in tip-top condition for the summer.
That’s right! A half priced microchip implant as well as a FREE vet check up at the same time.
As of April 2016 it will become illegal to own a dog who hasn’t been micro-chipped. There have been many high profile cases of dog attacks and anti-social dog behaviour which is one of the reasons the law has come about. The hope is that all dog owners will then have to take responsibility for their pet’s care and behaviour just as most people do already.
Another part of the legislation is the requirement to ensure your information is kept up to date on the micro-chipping database.
“Most dog owners that we see are very responsible and want the best for their pets at all times”, says Jason Williams from Bicester Vets. “We do occasionally see dogs that have been attacked by another dog that is loose and not under any control.
We’ve even had clients get bitten whilst trying to protect their dog from another!”
The law comes into effect in April next year so please ensure your dog has been properly chipped before then… and don’t forget to check that your details are all up to date on the chip database.
Vet Helen Walton-Collett has recently completed an extra qualification in small animal ophthalmology
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We have been making a significant effort to ensure your pet’s visit to Bicester Vets is as enjoyable as possible