Discovering that your beloved pet has gone missing can be extremely distressing, and sadly many lost pets never find their way back home. A microchip is a sterile implant, the size of a grain of rice that we put under the skin of animals to identify them. Each microchip has its own unique number and provides a positive identification.
Microchipping and the Law
It is mandatory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped in South Australia. New pets are to be microchipped by the age of 12 weeks, or within 28 days of acquiring the animal.
The microchipping procedure is simple, and we also put an identifying “M” tattoo in the right ear of pets that we microchip at Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital; either under sedation or with a general anaesthetic if we are microchipping at the same time as desexing.
We then register the microchip details on your behalf with dogs and cats online, as well as Central Animal Records.
Follow the link below to find out more about microchipping and the law.
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