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Micro-Chipping and Neutering

The Dog Control Team can assist with microchipping and neutering your dog. This often involves joint working with the Dogs Trust who may have discount schemes in place.   The availability of these schemes varies from time to time so please contact our Dog Wardens on 01437 764551 for more advice and information. 

What is Micro-Chipping?

Micro-chipping is a quick safe and permanent method of identification that very rarely stops working and can increase your chances of being reunited with your pet should it become lost or stolen.

A tiny microchip (the size of a grain of rice) is painlessly inserted in the skin at the back of the dog's neck. This has a unique code number which is entered onto a national PetLog computer database together with the owner's name and address. If the dog is found, a scanner is passed over the microchip and the owner can be identified.

The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6th April 2016 and require that every keeper/owner of a dog (other than a puppy under 8 weeks of age or a certified working dog), must have their dog microchipped and must have certain information recorded on a database.  See Microchipping Your Dog for more information.

What is neutering?

Neutering is a simple operation performed by a vet whilst the animal is under general anaesthetic. In male animals, the operation is called ‘castration' and involves removing the testes. In female animals, the operation is called ‘spaying' and involves removing the womb and ovaries. Neutering your pet means that they will no longer be able to reproduce

What are the benefits of neutering my dog?

  • It can reduce the chance of developing breast cancer and eliminates the threat of ovarian cancer and internal infections, which are common problems in un-neutered females.
  • Neutering your male dog prevents testicular tumours and may help prevent prostate problems.
  • Getting your pet neutered reduces the amount of unwanted and stray animals collected by the animal welfare service and other animal welfare organisations.
  • It helps reduce the chances of your dog wanting to escape
  • It will reduce the amount of unwanted pups that are born each year.
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