Microchipping is a simple procedure which can be performed during an appointment or while your animal is undergoing any surgical procedure. The process is quick and generally causes a minimum of fuss or discomfort to your pet.
It is a legal requirement to have all puppies microchipped by the time they are registered at 12 weeks of age.
We also recommend the microchipping of cats. Cats probably get lost and/or injured more often than dogs and if they have a microchip then it is a simple and quick process to reunite them with their owners. There has been a large increase in the number of cats getting microchipped since the Christchurch earthquakes where large numbers of cats became lost or displaced
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the skin in the scruff of the neck. It contains a unique number enabling secure and reliable identification.This unique number is then linked to your details through your local council database and the Companion Animal Register.
We recommend all animals be registered on the Companion Animal Register data base which can only be accessed by approved providers and removes time delays and the need to rely on council opening hours.
Microchips currently in use do not have GPS (Global Positioning system).