It’s always sad to hear of families who have lost beloved fur babies. That’s why we want to ensure ALL pets are microchipped. We also recommend you have an ID tag attached to your pet’s collar, as this can speed up the lost and found process. However, the beauty of a microchip is that it can not be lost as a collar or tag can. Once inserted, the microchip will be there for life.
Microchipping is a very safe procedure involving the insertion of a chip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, into the back of their neck. With a special scanner, a vet can identify many a pet that has been brought into the clinic and it can be rapidly reunited with its owner.
Making sure microchip details are up to date
Microchip details are no good if the phone number is disconnected or you’ve moved house! So each time you change your contact details, make sure you update them on the microchip register.
If you know your pet’s microchip number, click here to find out which register their details are on, or visit us today so we can scan your pet’s microchip and point you in the right direction.
If your pet is lost, they can’t phone home. However, if your pet is microchipped (and the details are up to date) then someone else might be able to phone home for them!
To arrange to have your pet microchipped or for any questions call South Hedland Veterinary Hospital on (08) 9172 1608.