Do you know if your pet’s microchip details are up to date?
If you have never checked your pet’s microchip details, it is a good idea to make sure the registry has your correct address and contact numbers in case your furry friend decides to go wandering and not come home.
A microchip is an implant about the size of a grain of rice and is located in between the shoulder blades. Over time they can migrate to other areas under the skin so usually veterinary staff will scan the whole animal.
There are several registries in Australia. If you are unsure which one your pet is with, you can go to www.petaddress.com.au and type in their microchip number. The microchip number itself is either 10 or 15 digits long and may be on paperwork from when you first got your animal. If you don’t have this number at home, you can call our clinic as we may have the number on file. Alternatively, you can bring your animal into the clinic and we can scan them free of charge.
Once you find out which registry the microchip is registered to, you can go to the registry’s website and follow the prompts to create a log-in. From here you will be able to see what details the registry have for you and your pet and update them if need be.
Some common registries include:
Central Animal Records (C.A.R)
Australasian Animal Registry (A.A.R)
National Pet Registry
It is important to make sure this information is as accurate as possible in case your pet gets lost, stolen or picked up by the council.
Please note that microchip registration and council registration are different and you will need to contact your local council in regards to council registration.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions ph 0394158288