Here at Racecourse Road Veterinary Hospital we can have your pet
microchipped so that if they ever get lost, they can easily be
returned to you. The chip will contain information about you and how
to contact you should someone find your pet. Microchipping is available for both cats and dogs. The microchip is
about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s
skin. This can easily be done during a normal consultation or any
The information stored on the chip is placed onto a national computer
database. If your pet gets lost and is brought to a shelter or
veterinary clinic, they can scan the chip to get the information
needed to reunite you with your pet.
Some states of Australia now require that pet owners get their cats
or dogs microchipped.