Have you ever had that anxious feeling when you arrive home only to find that you pet isn’t where he or she should be, and the gate is swinging open in the wind? Microchipping your pet provides a permanent way that your pet can be identified if it gets lost or stolen. Keysborough Veterinary Practice can easily implant a microchip that can be read with a handheld scanning device. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin over the shoulder blades. Each chip transmits a number when scanned and this number is linked to your pet’s details and your details when registered with a secure national pet database. Please note that registration with the national pet database is NOT the same as council registration and you will still need to register your pet(s) with your local municipality.
If your pet has a microchip, please ensure you keep your details up to date with the registry if you move address or change your phone number. Remember that your pet can only be re-united with you if the contact details are correct. They are not GPS trackable devices and cannot be used to track your pet via satellite, so keep your details up to date.