Currently, all cats in WA need to be microchipped, registered and sterilised (apart from breeding cats)
Dogs also need to be microchipped and registered.
The microchip is a small transponder that is inserted under the skin and provides identification of your pet.
It is very small. about the size of a grain of rice and can generally be inserted during a routine consultation.
At Kingsley Vets we have sought to only use the newest generation of chips that are half the size of regular chips and can have your home and mobile telephone details added. We don't charge an additional fee for this service.
If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited. We recently had a cat brought in by the ranger that we identified using its microchip. We then contacted her owner to find out that she had gone missing 12 months ago!
Microchip insertion and lifetime registration with national database is only $60.
If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted. If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan; we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.