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Microchipping for Dogs

Did you know that as of November 2015, it is compulsory for all dogs and cats in Western Australia to be microchipped? With more than 8 million animals ending up in shelters every year, this new law will help pets to be reunited with their owners.

Get the peace of mind you deserve with Vet24’s microchipping services. Microchipping for dogs, as well as cats, highly increases the likelihood of you finding them if they go missing.

Vet24 in Perth offers microchipping services as part of our young pet packages.

What is Microchipping for Dogs?

A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip is very small, about the size of a grain of rice, and it is injected under your pet’s skin to help track them down if they get lost. It is usually injected between the shoulder blades at the back of your dog’s neck. The procedure is so simple that it can be completed during a normal consultation or in short nurse consult (around 5 mins).

The microchip is embedded with a unique code and is the most effective form of permanent identification. The microchip number is recorded in a national registry that contains details about the pet and their owner. If a pet is found, they can be scanned to find out who they belong to. Vets, animal shelters and local councils have access to this database and can contact you should they find your pet. Microchipping for dogs also helps in cases where ownership is in dispute.

What You Need To Do

Ideally, your dog or cat should be microchipped before you buy or adopt them, as this is the only effective way to trace their origin. However, if they haven’t been, it’s important that you immediately take them to our qualified vets to perform the microchipping services. This is important not only because it’s mandatory by law, but also because you never know when your pet is going to go missing.

It is vital that you keep your contact details up to date in the database so that you’ll still be contactable if your pet becomes lost or stray, even if you move or change your phone number. If the pet is transferred to a new owner, the new owner must ensure their contact details are recorded in the database.

Microchipping: for Peace of Mind

A recent study of more than 7,700 stray animals at shelters found that dogs with microchips were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time (versus 21.9% without microchips), and cats were returned 38.5% of the time (versus 1.8% without).

Vet24 uses the latest microchip technology to register your pet and have created pet care packages including microchipping for your new pet to keep the process affordable. Combine microchipping for dogs and cats with other important veterinary services at an affordable price by purchasing our Young Pet Packages.

Contact Vet24 in Perth for Microchipping Services Today!

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