Pets are most precious part of your life so you should take good care of them. If suddenly on one day you notice that your pet is missing then how will you find it? Only photos are not going to help. Therefore, it is best to get your pet micro-chipped and registered so that it will help you to find your pet early and easily even if it is lost.
Pet microchip is a rice grain size radio frequency identification device chip which has a unique fifteen digit number. This chip is implanted on the pet’s neck scruff that does not give pain while implantation but it is felt after the implantation is done. A special scanner is used to read the information on the chip. Pet recording is done after micro-chipping which is the process of recording or registering details in a database.
Micro-chipping and recording is essential in some states of Australia while in some others, it is recommended. It is important because no matter how good care you take, your pet may escape if given a chance. It may happen that pet is stolen or it runs away when left independent. But, if your pet is micro-chipped or registered with an appropriate agency then you will find it earlier than otherwise. Micro-chipping is not preferred on the collar as it may get lost.
There are some laws followed for micro-chipping in every state of Australia. These are as below-
- Pets must be micro-chipped at the age of twelve weeks considering the change of ownership or sale.
- Pets must be registered with the local council by 3-6 months of age.
- A tag issued after micro-chipping must be worn with the collar on the pet’s neck.
Make sure that you update the details even if pet is micro-chipped. The details can be updated through internet or on phone. If pet ownership is changed than the other owner should change the name and other details. You need to register the details even with the local council nearby because it is different than micro-chipping and registering with the agency.
So, make sure you get your pet micro-chipped and registered for its safety.