Microchipping involves inserting a very small chip under your pet’s skin. The microchip is used to quickly identify your pet if they run away or get lost.
What are the benefits of microchipping my pet?
- Microchips can be read by people or organizations (vet clinics, shelters, kennels, SPCA, etc.) with microchip readers.
- Microchips are permanent.
- They can’t be lost or removed by someone with ill intent as easily as collars or tags.
- For example, you don’t need to replace the microchip when you move. You can simply update your contact details by visiting the company website.
Are microchips dangerous or painful for my pet?
Microchips are not dangerous because they are made from sterile, biocompatible materials. Inserting the microchip feels more or less the same to your pet as getting vaccinated. The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under your pet’s skin using a syringe. The procedure only takes a few seconds and doesn’t require any anaesthesia. For more sensitive pets, we can insert the microchip after applying a mild local anaesthetic or when your pet is under general anaesthesia for a different procedure, e.g. spaying/neutering.