Pet microchipping

Microchipping

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin, usually on their back near the shoulders. It can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. For dogs and cats in New South Wales, this code is entered into the NSW government's Pet Registry database. There is also the option of adding the microchip into one of the national microchip databases, so it is particularly useful if you travel with your pets interstate. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In some states of Australia, which includes NSW, microchipping of pet dogs and cats is now compulsory.

If you move address or change your contact details, make sure you update your pet’s entry on the pet registry.

If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.

If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted.  If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan so we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.
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