Microchips are a unique form of identification for your pet.
If a pet is ever lost, and handed into a veterinary clinic or animal shelter they will run a microchip scanner over your pet to check if it is microchipped and retrieve the unique code. The veterinary clinic or animal shelter are then able to refer to the microchip registry database and identify your animal and contact you so that you and your pet can be reunited.
(Remember if you change any of your details to notify registry.)
How do I get my pet microchipped?
To get your pet microchipped, simply give us a call and book an appointment in which the veterinarian can implant the microchip through consult, or make a request for it to be done when your pet is booked in for a procedure or surgery.
(If you wish for your pet to have the "M" microchipping tattoo then this will need to be done when your pet comes in for surgery and is anesthetized. We highly recommend doing this at the time of desexing.)
How big is the microchip?
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In some states of Australia microchipping of pets is now compulsory.
If you wish to have your pet implanted with a microchip or find a lost pet, please give us a call on 7231 3000.