Microchipping – Don’t Wait Until Your Pet Goes Missing

More than 8 million animals end up in shelters every year and many of them are not likely to be reunited with their owners. Don’t wait until your pet goes missing to think about the preventative measures. Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital performs a microchipping procedure on your cat or dog so your chances of finding them are much higher.

 

What is Microchipping?

A microchip is something that is injected under your pet’s skin to help locate them if they go missing. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and the procedure is so simple that it can be done during a normal consultation.

The microchip is embedded with a code unique and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed in a national computer database, so if a pet is found, they can be scanned to find their owner.

 

Why Microchipping is Important in Australia

In Western Australia, microchipping of pets is now compulsory. It helps reunite owners with their pets and it can assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. Microchipping is compulsory in all states and territories except NT.

 

Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital Can Help

Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital provides microchipping services to customers in Rockingham and surrounding Perth suburbs. The procedure is no more painful than any other injection. Our vet or RVN will insert the chip under the skin using a hypodermic needle. There is no surgery or anaesthesia required.

 

Microchipping for Dogs and Cats

It is a legal requirement to have your dog or cat microchipped in Western Australia.

When you have your pet microchipped, they can be registered in a database and located if they go missing. They will simply be scanned to find their information and they will be returned to you. In fact, a study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters showed that dogs with microchips were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time (versus 21.9% without microchips). Similarly, cats were returned 38.5% of the time (versus 1.8% without). 

 

How Do You Have Your Pet Microchipped?

Port Kennedy uses the latest microchip technology to perform our routine and safe microchip procedures. We even offer this procedure as part of our wellness packages. Combine microchipping with other important services and treatments to achieve preventative animal care at affordable prices.

 

Sign up for our wellness packages or contact us today for service in Port Kennedy and Rockingham.

 

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