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Kerry dog owners are being reminded that the deadline for micro-chipping is fast approaching.

dogFrom the 31st of March, it’ll be compulsory for every owner in the country to have their dog micro-chipped.

The requirement was signed into last year, and is being rolled out on a phased basis; it began with pups last September and is being expanded to all dogs from the end of this month.

The cost of a vet inserting a microchip varies, but some animal charities are offering the service free this month.

John O’Connor of the Irish Veterinary Association says dog owners need to get their pet’s micro-chipped before Friday week, but adds it’s very important to update the information if the owner or contact details change.