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About Microchipping

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What are microchips?

Microchips are a small device about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is implanted in the scruff of the neck. The microchip has a unique number that can be read by a special reader, similar to a barcode reader. The microchip does not include a GPS (Global Positioning System).

Implanting a microchip is a common procedure and safe for your animal. Animal's should be microchipped by a vet or someone experienced in the procedure to ensure the microchip is implanted correctly.

 

What are the benefits of microchipping?

Microchips are a unique, permanent identifier of your pet, unlike collars and tags which can be lost, or removed. 

While all dogs are legally required to be microchipped (and registered with your local council), we encourage you to microchip all of your pets, as only microchipped pets can be added to the companion animal register.

Registration of your microchipped pet means that you have peace of mind that if your pet is lost or missing, over 850 approved agents nationwide can scan your animal, search the register and immediately contact you to reunite you with your pet.

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