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Updating dog microchipping ‘needs a rethink’, claims MedicAnimal

Six months after the introduction of compulsory microchipping of dogs in England, Andrew Bucher, chief veterinary officer and co-founder of MedicAnimal, has questioned elements of the scheme and whether it can be effective in the long term.

Figures reported last week by animal charity Dogs Trust show more than 4,700 stray dogs in the UK last year couldn’t be reunited with their owners, due to outdated microchips.

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