Each year millions of pets go missing and many may never make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a safe, simple and effective way to prevent this happening. About the size of a grain of rice, the chip is gently inserted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades.
Most veterinary clinics and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. The information in the chip is used to reunite you with your pet.
We recommend registering your pet on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register which is an online database that all vet clinics and pet organisations can access throughout NZ. It is a one-off fee and a great option for those who travel with pets. We can inform the owner immediately by accessing contact details.
We recommend this option not only for dogs, but for all cat and pocket pet microchipping as they are not registered with the council like dogs are.