Cairns Vet is offering Discount Microchipping when you desex or vaccinate your pet.
Microchipping can help your dog find their way home when they are lost and can even save their life if they end up in a shelter or pound.
Since late 2010, throughout Queensland including Cairns Microchipping is now required by law when you sell/buy or give away a puppy, kitten, dog or cat.
Microchipping only takes a minute to do: a tiny implant is inserted by a needle into your pet's skin. The chip can be read with a microchip scanner, and the number is added to a database with your details which help to locate you in the event your pet is found lost or injured.
When a vet, pound or animal shelter are brought a lost animal, one of the first things they do is to scan it for a microchip. They can then contact an animal registry. We use Central Animal Records as our registry: they have some more great advice and tips on microchipping. You should also contact them if you move house and need to update your records.
Read more from Central Animal Records about microchipping or to update your details:https://www.car.com.au/change/details
Check out Central Animal Records: Cairns Vet's preferred microchip registry
Welcome to Australia's foremost Nationally accredited companion animal microchip Registry! We are licensed by the Victorian & Queensland Governments under their respective Animal Legislations, accredited by the National Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Domestic Animal Registries (DAR) - the companion animal registry watchdog. Our goal is simple - to provide a reliable, 24 hour per day, 7 day per week animal recovery service for lost or stolen companion animals including not only dogs and cats, but also horses, birds and reptiles that will work to ensure that your microchipped pet can be returned home, from anywhere in Australia, at any time, business hours, overnight, weekends and public holidays.
Central animal records can even text you when your pet is found by microchip
Central Animal Records has introduced an additional way of communicating with you.
Via SMS Text message!
So if your pet goes missing & is found, and you have a mobile number listed with us, we can now contact you by text message direct to your mobile, providing information of where your pet is & who to call so that you can make arrangements for its return home to you.
All the more reason to also ensure that your contact details are kept up to date, so if you’re unsure whether we do have your correct details, please call our Customer Care team who will assist you over the phone, or lodge details on-line at https://www.car.com.au/change/details