Microchipping Your Cat
Why do I need to Microchip my cat?
We all hope our own pets will never stray from home and get lost, or even worse be involved in a road accident. We should never assume this won't happen to our own pets. Many stray pets never see their owners again and the uncertainty of knowing whether a lost pet is still alive can be difficult to cope with. Technology in the form of a microchip implant now provides a quick and easy method of identifying your pet. The microchip contains electronic information allowing pet and owner to be quickly reunited in the event of straying. Any pet animal can be fitted with a chip.
The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is easily inserted under your pets skin by an injection. The chip remains in place for life and the pet remains unaware of its presence. A microchip can be painlessly implanted using local anaesthetic at the time of vaccination booster. However, we recommend the most convenient time is when the pet is anesthetized for desexing. Once microchipped your pets unique identification number becomes registered on a national database. For pets other than dogs there is a small one-off fee for registration on the database. This fee is on top of the fee for inserting the microchip.