Something as tiny as a microchip can be huge for pets and pet owners! Lost animals usually want nothing more than to be returned to their safe, familiar environment, while pet owners become distraught with worry when pets go missing. A microchip ensures that your pet is tagged as yours, allowing you to be reunited after an unfortunate escape. This ‘peace of mind’- tool has also become a mandatory requirement in NSW, ensuring you can locate your pet if they happen to get out of your yard, become lost or stolen.
What Happens When Your Pet Is Microchipped?
A small chip about the size of a grain of rice is put under your pets skin. This microchip is given a number, which will show up whenever your pet is scanned. Our staff who chips your pet will link your contact details to the microchip – which is also a reason to ensure your vet has your latest contact details should these change. Microchipping your pet is generally done during your first visit with us with your new pet. The procedure does not require sedation or anaesthetic and can be done during a consultation.
Your details are kept alongside the microchip number on a database, so your pet can be returned safe and sound should they ever get lost.
It’s very important if you move house or change your contact number, to update your pets microchipping info too!
How can we help?
We offer a full range of veterinary services to keep your friend happy and healthy.