Microchipping

In Townsville, pets go missing on a daily basis. Microchipping is a really good idea. If your pet is microchipped it allows the animal to be quickly identified and you to notified and reunited.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. It can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In Townsville, microchipping of puppies before 12 weeks old is now compulsory.

If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.

If your pet is not microchipped please give Bohle Vet Surgery in Townsville a call to make an appointment to have one inserted.  If you find a lost pet please call us on 4751 6677 to arrange a scan, we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.