A microchip is a very effective method of identifying your pet. This is often required for overseas travel but is also very helpful in the event that your pet is lost.

We suggest that a microchip be implanted at the time of spay or neuter but as an anaesthetic is not required for the procedure, it can be placed at any time.

A microchip is a small computer chip about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted just below the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner.

A microchip is not a GPS or tracking device. All animal shelters and veterinary clinics will have a microchip scanner so lost pets taken to these facilities can be identified.