A microchip provides a permanent identification tool for your pet. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. Your details are linked to the microchip number so that you can be re-united with your loved one. All lost pets are scanned by veterinarians, animal shelters or council pounds for a microchip. The tiny chip is inserted under the skin on the back of the neck with a needle. It can be performed in a consultation and requires no anaesthetic. Microchips became compulsory for all dogs in Tasmania in July 2011. All dogs over the age of six months must be micro-chipped and registered with a council. Microchips are also being phased in for cats in line with the Cat Management Act 2009.
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