A microchip is a tiny device, which is implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulderblades. This microchip has a unique serial number that links it your pets details on the national microchip database.
A scanner is used to read the serial number. If your pet is injured and taken to a vet or lost and picked up by a dog control officer it will automatically be scanned and you will be contacted saving alot of unneccessary heartache.
Changes in dog control legislation mean that from the 1st of July 2007 any newly registered dog will have to be microchipped. Unregistered dogs that are impounded and released and registered dogs that are impounded for the second time will also by law have to be microchipped.
Microchipping is generally painless and can be performed during a normal consultation. Many owners opt to have their animal microchipped at the time of neutering.
Please phone reception if you have any further questions about microchipping or if you would like to book an appointment time for microchip implantation.
“We have been clients of Abbotts Way for many years and cannot praise them highly enough. On one occasion we had a very sick dog who would surely have died if it had not been for the love , care and attention she received, not only from the vets but the nurses too. At Abbotts Way they know we treat our dogs as part of our family and so do they.”
– Jason & Jackie Osborn, Kohimarama