The regulation amending the regulation on the identification and registration of cats, dogs and ferrets, prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, was published in the Official Journal and entered into force. Therefore, those who have cats, dogs or ferrets at home must have their pet microchipped. Veterinarians believe that the app will be extremely beneficial for pets. However, pet owners must complete the microchip process by December 31, 2022. Pet owners who do not have their pet microchipped by this date may be fined. Let’s take a look at the details together…
With the new regulation, the use of microchips has become mandatory for cats, dogs and ferrets living at home.
With this application, information such as passport number, breed, breed, sex, color and date of birth of any pet will be recorded in the PetVet Registration System (PETVET). In addition, the system will include the name and surname of the animal’s owner, voivodship, poviat and village/surrounding area, as well as the person to whom you can turn in an emergency.
Thanks to the application, you can track information about vaccinations, surgeries and the health of your pets.
In addition, in cases such as the loss or abandonment of animals, the right people can be reached by microchipping. For example, owners of lost pets will be notified and given 72 hours to collect their pet. In addition, since pet health information can be tracked, necessary pet health interventions can be taken.
The deadline for microchip implantation, which has become mandatory for all household cats, dogs and ferrets, is December 31, 2022.
Pet owners who have not microchipped their pets by this date will be subject to an administrative fine of more than TL 10,000 in accordance with Law No. 5199. In turn, the chipping process of pets may apply to all provincial and district agricultural directorates and veterinarians.
Veterinarians say that the use of microchips will not cause any harm to pets.
Microchips, even smaller than a grain of rice, will be implanted under the skin in the animals’ backs by vaccination. Therefore, some pet owners believe that microchipping can have a negative effect on pets. However, according to veterinarians, microchips do not have a negative effect on animals.
Some pet owners believe that microchips are linked to GPS, but that’s not true. Microchips work with a radio frequency mechanism
In other words, it is not possible to track animals instantly with this app. Specially designed devices are needed to read microchips. Thanks to these devices, it is possible to access information about a pet with a microchip along with its 15-digit identification number and its owner.
Thanks to the microchip application, it will be possible to transport pets throughout Turkey.
Because it is forbidden to transport animals without a “pet passport” by land, sea and air. However, once the microchip is applied, pets will receive both a pet passport and the phrase ‘suitable for travel’. Thanks to this, animals can be transported on intercity routes. However, veterinarians believe that the use of microchips is extremely important also for international travel.
It is believed that the use of a microchip will reduce the number of “thrown” pets.
Because the identity of people who throw animals on the street can be established thanks to the application with a microchip. In addition, thanks to the application, it will be much easier for lost pets to return home.
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