Microchip your pet

Microchipping your pet identifies and protects them.

Your pet must have a microchip prior to registration.

How microchips help your pets

Microchipping your pet is important because if they’re lost, we or animal shelters can identify them.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits, visit microchipping information for dog and cat owners.

How microchips work

A microchip is a tiny computer chip the size of a grain of rice. Each chip has a unique number and when scanned, will identify your pet. The number will be on the microchip registry and other details such as your:

  • address
  • contact details.

Do microchips hurt

The procedure takes a few seconds and is painless. A vet can microchip your pet.

The microchip implant will be just under your pet’s skin. Usually between the shoulder blades at the back of the neck.

Exemptions from microchipping

If you need an exemption, you’ll need to show proof from a vet of why the procedure will cause your pet harm.

Update your pet’s microchip details when moving house

If you’ve moved to a new place, update your pet’s microchip details with the domestic animal (microchip) registries.