Requirements for pet owners in Italy:  It is obligatory

10/29/2020 - 10:37

Requirements for pet owners in Italy:


  • It is obligatory for dogs to be registered in the Anagrafe Canina (dog registry) with their microchip identification.
  • For both dogs and cats, vaccinations must be carried out for the most important and commonplace diseases.
  • All pets must have a health card issued by a qualified veterinarian.
  • It is important to take good care of the hygiene of the animal, its accessories and the space in which it lives (if you leave the dog on the balcony or on the terrace and the dog does its business there, make sure that any unpleasant odours don’t spread to the neighbours’ personal space).
  • Many complaints in shared living spaces relate to barking dogs: some legal precedents have it that the owner of the animal is responsible for any disturbances their dog may bring to others when barking.




    I would really like to see such rules for the treatment of animals in every country and concern not only the keeping of pets. It is very important to finally stop mocking them for the sake of experimentation. I read on the terrible things that are done to our brothers from the essays on animal testing. Personally, I have many arguments against such an action, and I believe that in the 21st century, not being able to test products without the use of animals is not only not humane, but also shameful.

    Can you tell me how I can register Anagrafe Canina via microchip if I don't have reliable documentation. I have been told that I can use to find the information I need. This is a tutorial, given as an example. It's hard for me to assume anything, but I think the documentation is not verified (it should be)? I also found information in a cinologist's work that such laws have not been adopted in all of Italy and I can refuse to register the animal if it has not passed the chipping process initially. Is this true?