Puppy having a microchip inserted
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NI introduces compulsory microchipping for dogs

From Monday, Northern Ireland will be the first place in the UK where microchipping of dogs is compulsory, making it easier to identify dogs and potentially reducing the number of strays.

The microchips, each containing a unique number, are implanted into the loose skin between a dog's shoulder blades.

Chris Page reports.

  • 08 Apr 2012