It is now a condition for registration that all dogs are microchipped and we can microchip your dog or cat at Parap Veterinary Hospital.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic implant the size of a grain of rice that can be injected below the skin of your animal. It contains a number that can be read with a microchip reader.
What are the advantages of a microchip?
With the help of a microchip your animal can always be identified should he or she get lost. Any vet clinic, the RSPCA and the Council will be able to scan your animal and have access to your contact details quickly enabling us to reunite you with your pet efficiently. Also, if your details change always remember to change your details with your registry. There are many organizations that register microchips.
What does micro-chipping involve?
You can make an appointment to microchip your animal. When you bring him or her in, we’ll inject the microchip using a special needle. There is no need for an anaesthetic. However since the needle is quite large it may be less stressful in small dogs and cats if micro-chipping is done at the same time as de-sexing surgery at 6 months of age, while they are under anaesthetic.