The Microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit,(about the size of a rice grain) placed under the animal skin.
The benefits of micro chipping include easy identification of the owner when a pet is lost as well as assist with ownership in case of dispute.
In addition, microchipping assist shelters to easily match lost pets and owners avoiding all expenditures with homing, feeding, medical care etc.
The microchip is placed with a needle beneath the animal skin and no anesthesia is required.
Since July 2009 microchipping is compulsory when acquiring a cat or dog in Queensland