A MICROCHIP IS A PERMANENT METHOD OF ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION (SIZE OF A GRAIN OF RICE) PLACED UNDER THE SKIN
The benefits of microchipping include easy identification of the owner when a pet is lost. It assists shelters to easily match lost pets and helps get them home to their families.
The microchip is placed with a needle beneath the animal skin and no anaesthesia is required.
Since July 2009 microchipping is compulsory when acquiring a cat or dog in Queensland. Breeders must provide the vet clinic with a breeder identification number at the time of the appointment. It is a requirement for all breeders to sell puppies with their first vaccination and microchip.