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Identifying Your Pet

It is so important to ensure your pet is identified in case they get lost. Hopefully your pet doesn't wander but in case they do get out, the best way to get them back is to ensure that they are easily identified as belonging to you.

The easiest way is for your pet to have a collar and/or tag with your contact details.

Collars can be bought with embroidered name and contact number. Tags can easily be engraved with your contact details - as much or as little as you like. Your pet's name and your contact number or with name, address, contact number and vet's details.

For all dogs and cats it is a legal requirement in NSW that they are microchipped and after a certain age and for most pets, lifetime registered through the NSW Pet Registry.

A microchip is a small inert device similar in size and shape to a grain of rice. It is injected under the skin through a needle under the loose skin at the back of your pets neck.

​The chip has a number, a bit like a barcode, that can be read by a scanner so if your animal is ever lost, any vet anywhere can locate the owner’s details quickly.

Remember it’s up to you to update your contact numbers and email etc. if you move. If your pet goes missing it is really important to have your current details up-to-date on the registry. This can be done through your local council or through the NSW Pet Register or ask us how to do this, we're happy to help.

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