At mile house we see a big variety of dogs from working to showing, big to small and the friendly to the …cheeky. We vets at Mile House are always happy to answer any questions on the services we offer, such as vaccinations or routine operations.
One of our favourite jobs at Mile House is carrying out puppy health checks, which we offer from 8 weeks of age. At the puppies first consult we like to spend a lot of time bonding with the puppies while also providing a thorough health check and starting the vaccination course. Puppies require a course of two injections spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart, followed by annual vaccination boosters. At this point we also like to discuss Microchipping which will help your pet be identified if it is lost/stolen.
We also provide Kennel cough vaccinations for any dogs going into kennels, Rabies vaccinations for the frequent travellers and herpes vaccines for breeding dogs.
Why micro-chip your pet?
- Millions of pets become lost each year; tragically few are reunited with their owners. While collars and tags are still essential, they can fall off or become damaged. Micro-chipping your pet provides a permanent method of pet identification.
What is a Micro-chip?
- A micro-chip consists of a tiny computer no bigger than a grain of rice. The micro-chip is inserted between your pets shoulder blades under the skin with a needle and special applicator.
When is a dog exempt?
- There are no exemptions with regard to age, however a dog may legally be exempt from being micro-chipped for health reasons. This needs to be approved on a form completed by the Secretary of State.
Is there a fine if I don’t get my dog micro-chipped?
- Yes. If you do not comply with regulations then a notice maybe served. You then have 21 days of the served notice to micro-chip your dog or you will be liable to a fine of £500.00.
Is there a fine if I don’t keep my database details up to date?
- Once your pet is micro-chipped it is your responsibility to keep your details up to date on the database. If you do not you can face fines of up to £500.00.
When should a puppy be micro-chipped?
- There is no minimum age specified in the regulations. A puppy should be micro-chipped and recorded on a database by 8 weeks old. Between 6 and 8 weeks is the optimum time to get the puppy micro-chipped.