Microchipping ensures lifetime identification of your pets and is compulsory for all new pets being registered for the first time.
A microchip (about the size of a grain of rice with its own unique number) has an identification number programmed into it, and is injected under the skin around your pet's shoulder area. It is a simple procedure, which causes no side effects.
A scanner that reads microchip numbers is passed over your pet’s skin to identify it. The scanned number is then checked against the microchip registry, which provides details of each pet’s owners.
Once your pet is microchipped, you will receive a certificate of identification from the licensed microchip registry, which contains your contact details. It is important to check the information on the certificate and make sure you update the registry if your residential or contact details change.
You can have your pet microchipped at any vet clinic.