“Microchipping became compulsory in Northern Ireland in 2012 and in England, Scotland and Wales on 6th April this year but it’s not enough for owners to get their dogs microchipped, it’s also a legal requirement for them to make sure their details are up to date on the relevant microchip database too. Stray dogs that find themselves at Dogs Trust are the lucky ones, as we will never put a healthy dog to sleep, but not all of the unclaimed dogs are so fortunate. Microchipping is the most effective way of ensuring a beloved pet is safely reunited with its owner, but this simply cannot happen without the details on the relevant database being up-to-date.”
“We all want the best for our pups (We recommend our dog head collar) here at Gencon, we should all see the importance in microchipping our dogs, especially that 257 dogs put down after not having correct microchip details. There were 2,880 canines in the North East not claimed by their owners and left in council kennels between 2015 and 2016 according to Dogs Trust – a 14% drop form the previous year. Charity workers are now urging owners to make sure microchips are up-to-date so any missing animals can be swiftly traced back to them.”
What is Microchipping?
“Microchipping is a simple, safe and quick procedure – one that can make all the difference in being reunited with your pet should they stray or go missing.
The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and the procedure, which is carried out by a vet or trained microchip implanter, takes only a few minutes but lasts a lifetime.” – Petlog
Another way to help your dog to be safe with you at all times – is the The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars, they are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
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If your dog loves showing off their Gencon dog head collar when out and about on their dog walks then we would love to see your snaps of the head collar in action!