News Time To Offer A Microchipping Service



Time to offer a microchipping service
11th January 2022

By David Rees

Pet professionals are being urged to add microchipping to the list of services they offer this year as new rules for cats are set to lead to a surge in demand.

In December the Government announced that microchipping for every kitten under the age of 20 weeks will soon become compulsory, with fines of up to £500 for breeders and owners who don’t comply.

Qualification providers iPET Network says that pet microchipping is a skill which existing businesses could easily add as a service.

Sarah Mackay, co-director of iPET Network, said: "With these new regulations coming in for cats, the time to add in microchipping as a service has never been better.

"The qualification is inexpensive, and then you are up and running to start helping more people than ever be reunited with their precious pets," she added.