A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog, cat or other animal.

MicrochipThe chip, the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology which can be read by rangers and veterinarians using hand-held scanners.

The microchip stores information about the dog or cat and the owner’s name and contact details.

Micro-chipped dogs and cats can quickly be identified and be returned safely to their owners

Microchips are routinely implanted by a veterinarian under the skin at the back of the neck. Only after checking that the animal does not already have a chip, the veterinarian injects the chip with a syringe and records the chip’s unique ID which contains the owner’s contact details. No anesthetic is required. A test scan ensures correct operation. The owner then receives a registration certificate with the chip ID.

Keep your contact details up to date on the database so that if you change your address or phone number, you will still be contactable should your dog or cat stray.

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