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Carlisle dog owners: Get your pet microchipped for free!

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Dog owners in Carlisle are invited to take their pups to a free microchip and health check session next month in Longtown to help keep the city's canine's safe and well.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 24/02/2020, 19:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32


Every responsible dog owner should want to know that their pet is safe. Microchipping your dog is key to helping to reunite you with your canine companion if they get lost or stolen.

Chip and check

Carlisle City Council in conjunction with the Dogs Trust will be hosting a free microchipping event on Monday, March 2, between 11am and 3pm, at Longtown Community Centre on Arthuret Road.

If your dog already has a chip, then you can also get it checked for free.

Health check

There will also be a veterinary nurse on hand to give your pup a basic health check, nail clipping and check their ears, eyes, teeth and weight. You will also be able to get advice on diet, training and neutering.

You will also be given a responsible dog ownership pack full of useful information and advice on caring for your pup.

No appointment necessary

It's a drop-in session, so you don't need to make an appointment and all ages and breeds are welcome.

However, active hunting dogs and litters of puppies will not be chipped at the event. Puppies under six months old should be fully vaccinated and their vaccination documentation will need to be brought to the event.

Microchipping is just one way to ensure your dog's health and safety. Read up on all our preventative healthcare tips!