Did you know it is now compulsory for dogs and cats to be mirochipped in Western Australia?
Microchip implantation is a very quick and mostly pain free procedure that is often done by one of our Veterinary Nurses, or during a consultation with a Veterinarian. The microchip, which is no bigger than a grain of rice, is implanted between your pets shoulder blades with a needle. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute.
If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.
If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted. If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan, we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.
At Pinjarra Vets we give a discounted microchip price if it is injected during another consultation or surgical procedure.