Microchipping you cat or dog is a safe and effective method of permanent identification to help ensure your pet is returned to you as seamlessly as possible in the event of getting lost. It is also a requirement of the Domestic Animals Act 2000 that all cats and dogs in ACT must be microchipped (see links below).
A microchip is similar in size to a grain of rice and is simply implanted underneath your pets skin, between the shoulder blades. It can be done during a consultation.
Each microchip has a code unique registered on a national database. A quick check with a scanner by any vet or animal shelter will enable databases to be checked and details retrieved.
For more information about microchipping dogs in the ACT, please visit the ACT Government Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Website by clicking on the link.
For more information about microchipping cats in the ACT, please visit the ACT Government Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Website by clicking on the link.
Inner North Veterinary Hospital uses the Australasian Animal Registry.