All dogs and cats in NSW must be microchipped prior to 12 weeks of age or prior to change of ownership whichever occurs first.
Since this was implemented microchips have helped reunite 1000’s lost pet’s and their owners.
We can microchip your pet or we can read the mircochip to allow you to keep the details on the database up to date, which is essential to return your pet if they ever goes missing.
A little more information regarding microchips is included below.
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. 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.
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.