It is important to get your pet identified as soon as possible. As well as a traditional collar and tag we also recommend you have your pet microchipped as a more secure and permanent method of identification.
At Rase Veterinary Centre’s we use BackHome Microchip identification for pets. The BackHome microchip is a capsule the size of a grain of rice. The chips are completely safe and contain a unique life number that once inserted into your pet, provides a permanent means of identification throughout your pet's life. The microchip is inserted into the scruff of the neck in a quick and painless manner. The microchip remains electronically inactive until scanned by a special microchip scanner, which will then display its unique number. When your dog is found it allows Vets, Pet Rescue Staff, Dog Wardens and the Police to then access the database to discover the identity of the pet and its owner. However, since the system works by reuniting pet with owner, it is important to always inform the microchip database about a change of address or a new owner.
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