The topic of dog fouling seems to be a very common one of late. On Facebook pages and groups, on dog related and non-dog related forums and I seem to be having similar conversations face to face while out walking dogs too. Everywhere I go people are complaining about the amount of dog shit that is littering our parks, greenspaces and footpaths, everywhere across the entire borough. But whilst I find the mine-field of dog turds totally disgusting and a very annoying problem in our community, as someone with a keen interest in canine nutrition, what I also see is an epidemic of unhealthy dogs.
From 6th April 2016 it becomes compulsory under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 that all dogs are microchipped. But with only a few months to go before the legislation comes into force there is still much confusion and lack of understanding about the law and particularly the hidden charges that so many people are now beginning to discover. So before you go rushing out to chip your dogs ahead of the legislation deadline, there are a few things you really should know. Here I will explain the new regulations and provide some information about microchipping and some of the hidden costs associated with it. Continue reading “Microchipping – The Hidden Costs and Everything You Need To Know About the New Regulations”