What is a microchip?
A microchip contains a code that is linked to a national registry. This means if your pet is ever lost, a ranger or vet can scan your pet for the microchip and access your contact details. So if they ever run away, you and your pal will be reunited before you know it!
How is a microchip implanted?
A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains an identification code unique to your pet. The chip is implanted under your pet’s skin, which can be done during a normal consultation. When scanned, the unique code is relayed back, so the vet or animal shelter can then refer to the associated national database of information to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. Microchipping your pet is compulsory in all states of Australia (except the Northern Territory).
If your pet is not microchipped, please give us a call and make an appointment to have one inserted. If you find a lost pet, contact us to arrange a scan so we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.
Microchips help prevent the heartache of losing your best friend forever.