10 Feb Microchipping – Easy To Do, Hard If You Don’t!
Losing your pet can be a traumatic event for both you and your pet. At Tallebudgera Vet, we always have lost animals brought in by members of the public. However less than half of these animals are quickly and easily reunited with their owners. Collars and ID tags do not always guarantee your loved one being safely reunited with you. This is because collars and ID tags can come off and become misplaced. Wear and tear can also render the ID contact numbers unreadable.
So what can you rely on? Microchipping!
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification which carries a unique identification code that can be detected by a microchip scanner. These numbers are recorded onto a secured Australian wide data base with an information profile about your pet along with your contact details. Places likes vets, pounds and animal shelters can access these details and get in touch with you instantly if your pet comes into their care.
How is a microchip implanted?
A microchip is only the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your precious pooch or favourite feline. It is inserted with a microchipping device, which looks like a large syringe needle. The whole process is quick and relatively painless.
What are the benefits of microchipping your pet?
- Microchipping is permanent with a lifetime registration!
- It’s cheap! At only $55 Tallevet can microchip and register your pet on the national database. This is easier and cheaper than needing to replace or update a lost or outdated ID tag.
- It’s a fast-tracked process of safely reuniting you with your pet should they become lost and end up at a vet or the pound.
Is microchipping compulsory?
Yes. Under State Government laws for pet owners, microchipping is compulsory when acquiring a cat or a dog in Queensland. If your pet ends up at the pound and is not microchipped you could recieve a fine if you as the owner are, hopefully, located.
Unsure if your pet is microchipped?
If you are unsure if your pet is microchipped, please feel free to pop into our clinic where we will be more than happy to scan your pet and give you a copy of your pet’s microchip number.
Is your pet already microchipped but not in your name?
All you have to do is hop onto the Australasian Animal Registry website to update your details at www.aar.org.au
Make sure you have your microchip number handy!
Is your pet not microchipped yet?
Not a problem, call us now on 55224566 to book an appointment with our friendly staff. You and your pet will be in and out in just 15-20mins!