A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. It can be done during a normal consultation. Once your pet is microchipped the 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 NSW microchipping of pets is now compulsory.
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 owner details, so they can be reunited.
If you move house or any of your contact details change be sure to contact the council to update them, this is a free service.
If your pet is not microchipped pop into the clinic during consulting hours to have one inserted.
Monday - Friday 9am-11am or 5pm-7pm