Trevor Turner, B. Vet. Med., MRCVS
First published in November/December 2004 Edition
I am sure that all readers will be aware of the ongoing publicity about stolen pets and the recommendations, both from the Kennel Club and the veterinary profession, regarding positive identification via microchipping.
Reports of lost or stolen exhibits at shows appear to be gradually increasing. An increasing number of breeders are having puppies and kittens microchipped, many at the time of the first vaccination when the whole litter will be done before they leave for their new homes. Breeders are equally keen to have any stock they intend to run on microchipped.