QLD floods: why microchipping is essential

We were lucky that our Tamborine Mountain and Canungra vet practices were not damaged in the recent devastating Queensland floods, but the disaster sadly resulted in many displaced pets.

Natural disasters are an important reminder as to why it is essential ALL of your pets are microchipped.

When a lost cat or lost dog has a microchip, they can be scanned at your local Jimboomba vet clinic or animal shelter and the details attached to the chip are searched on a central database. Their owner can be found and reunited with their beloved pet.

Are Your Pet’s Microchip Details Up To Date?

Unfortunately, although many pets in the area around Logan Village have a microchip, the contact phone number assigned to the chip is incorrect – which makes the chip useless.

Now is the perfect time to:

  1. Make sure your pet has a microchip. If you don’t know whether your pet is chipped, gently feel for the chip (about the size of a grain of rice) just under the skin at the base of the neck, between the shoulder blades. If you’re still unsure, don’t worry – bring your pet into our vets Beaudesert pets love to visit.
  2. Check the contact details attached to your pet’s microchip. If you don’t know your pet’s microchip number please drop by with your pet and we can scan it for you. If you already know the microchip number you can click here to check and update your details.

It’s also useful to have an ID tag with your name and phone number attached to your pet’s collar as this can speed up the lost and found process. A stylish range of collar tags for cats and dogs are stocked at our practices.

Call us to speak to a friendly staff member if you have any questions about microchipping your pet.