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Microchips should be checked more, says BVA

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By Josh Loeb

The BVA is to adopt an expanded policy on dog microchip scanning after representatives on council approved the move last week.

Under the revised policy, the association is to recommend that a microchip is scanned upon the patient’s admission for treatment and hospitalisation, and also when a dog is presented for euthanasia.

However, both are only to be done ‘if considered appropriate’ by the vet, thereby emphasising vets’ discretion.

When a vet first sees a dog, they should check its microchip details are correct

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