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More owners are using microchips to keep their dogs and cats safe. If your pet is lost, an animal shelter or veterinarian can scan the microchip to see the number and then you will then be contacted for the safe return of your pet.
We are certified to implant microchips in dogs and cats, and we can do it at your home. No more waiting in line at busy vet clinics.
Why should you microchip your dog or cat?
- Assists in re-homing lost animals
- Results in fewer animals being euthanized
- May decrease the number of animal thefts
- Gives owners peace of mind
From the New Zealand Herald:
- Padme, a black shorthair, was returned safely to her home 16 months after going missing – thanks to her microchip and up-to-date information in the New Zealand Companion Animal Register.
What is a microchip?
A pet microchip consists of a tiny tube (about the size of a grain of rice) that is inserted under the skin. The microchip is sealed in a sterile capsule, there is very little chance for infection or rejection. The process is a very quick and requires no anesthesia. The pet microchip contains only a number. Since the chip requires no power, it never needs replacing.
Once your pet has been microchipped, its microchip will be registered with the New Zealand Companion Animal Register.
As well, Auckland Council requires all dog owners to provide the microchip numbers of their dogs and this information will be available to any agency that finds your pet and scans the microchip.
Cat microchip numbers do not currently have to be registered with Auckland Council.
Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date in the Companion Animal Register.
Thank you for the installation of our microchip activated cat door today. Excellent service to have the installation and micro-chipping of the cats all at the same time. Quick and virtually painless service with both cats completely at ease within seconds of procedure. Thank you!
Ami – Waitakere City
More information: dogsafety.govt.nz