Electronic Chip: mandatory for your pets as of 2011

It's been a while since we mean here and there that the chip to identify pets would become mandatory. Yet no one was really able to say exactly when this new legislation would be implemented.

First of all, you should know that the microchip will be compulsory from July 3rd, 2011 for any animal (dog , cat or other pet) who will be traveling outside French .

This means that other means of identification, such as the tattoo or passport of your animal, will not be enough to reach a European Union country or the rest of the world

Electronic chip: the benefits

Animals that will not leave the territory will be able to settle for a means of identification classic like the tattoo to be in order. But if your pet is already tattooed and you plan to go with him in the near future, know that the 2 identification modes are compatible : you can insert a chip to a dog already tattooed

The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted directly and painlessly under the skin of the animal by a veterinarian. The chip contains all useful information about the animal and is legible all its life, unlike a tattoo that fades over time.

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