A microchip can provide a permanent form of identification for your pet. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. Once implanted, the chip provides a 15 digit number unique to your pet. Microchips can help to quickly identify your pet and reunite you if your pet ever becomes lost.
We highly recommend registering your pet to the New Zealand Companion Animal Register (NZCAR). This register links your pets unique number to your contact details. Most vet clinics and SPCA's have access to this database, meaning if your pet is ever found and their microchip is scanned, they can easily contact you. Our staff can register your pet to the NZCAR for you here in clinic. For more information about the register, please visit their website.
It is a legal requirement in New Zealand that all dogs are microchipped within 2 months of being registered (excluding farm dogs used for stock control).
For more information on microchipping please give us a call on 07 544 2604.