From April 2016, it became a legal requirement for all UK dogs aged eight weeks and over to be microchipped. One in three pets go missing in their lifetime, so it’s a worthwhile precaution. A lost or stolen dog is more likely to be reunited with their owner if they are microchipped – but what is microchipping? How much does it cost? And where can you get it done?
This infographic from Sainsbury’s Money Matters Team explains more about the procedure. Even with the new microchipping legislation, your dog is still required to wear a collar with an ID on it when outside.