Pet Identification

Please note : to enter the United Kingdom, your pet has to be identified with a microchip, tattoos are not acceptable.

Pets must be fitted with a microchip as a permanent record of identity. It is recommended that the microchip meets ISO standard 11 784 or Annex A to ISO Standard 11 785.

The implantation of the microchip has to be done before the vaccination against rabies (or a booster) which must given before the blood test.

The animal doesn’t meet all the regulatory requirements if these steps are not carried out in the correct order.The French inspectors have microchip readers in conformity with the EU standard microchips.

If the microchip does not meet either of these Standards, anyone who needs to read it may not be able to do so. In that case, you would have to provide your own microchip reader to enable the microchip number to be read successfully.

Published on 31/03/2005

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