Despite the joy of the moment we should not make us forget all the legal steps that we have to follow to be able to have a companion animal at home. In addition to buying everything that our puppy needs (crib, trough, leash, brushes and food, among other things), we will have to carry out a series of administrative procedures necessary for the correct identification of our little friend.
The first one, and one of the most important, is to go to the vet to value our puppy. This professional will perform a general examination to determine his health and will provide us with a health document that we will have to take when we go to the City Hall. Not all veterinarians carry out identifications, so it is important that we inform ourselves in the consistory of those veterinary clinics that carry out such identification. In most cases we can consult the list of specialists who offer this service in the database of the municipal website itself.
In the veterinarian’s office you will be given the corresponding vaccines depending on the age of the puppy, the breed and the Autonomous Community, as well as the anti-parasites treatments you need. All this information will be reflected in the corresponding primer, which will have to be presented at the City Hall.
Identification with microchip or Dog ID
If our puppy is considered potentially dangerous, in addition to the microchip, we will have to apply for a special license and have liability insurance.It is important that we consult with the local administration the requirements that we must follow to comply with the current legality.
We will then have to electronically identify our animal using an approved microchip or dog ID. This step is necessary to be able to have dogs and cats as pets, but also in the case of exotic pets. The implantation of the microchip, which is placed on the left side of the animal’s neck, under the skin, is painless and free of risks. The microchip contains a code number linked to the owner’s data. Therefore, this information is essential to be able to locate and identify it in case of loss. Most US pets use only ID on necklace.
Registration in the census of the City Council or community most be mandatory and is the next step. This register some times is free and allows the correct identification of our pet, whose information will be included in a database that we will have to keep updated in Case of loss or death of the animal.We will have to carry the veterinary book, the registration document of the census and a photocopy of our ID.
In many cities, municipal regulations oblige the owner of the animal to always carry the census data, so we will have to consult in our City Council the obligations we have as pet owners.