Importance of pet microchipping

Microchipping

Microchips are compulsory by law for all dogs and cats. They are critically important for reuniting your pets with you should they become lost. Where the ownership of an animal is in dispute they can also assist in resolving the issue.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin, usually on their back near the shoulders. This can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet, which is read with a specialised reader. Microchips are the most effective form of permanent identification. 

All microchips implanted by Meadows Veterinary Centre include registration with the Australasian Animal Registry (AAR), which means that your details can be accessed by veterinary clinics and authorised bodies anywhere in Australia. This ensures your pet is reunited with you as quickly as possible. 

If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted.  If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan so we can reunite microchipped pets with their concerned owners.
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