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Microchipping your pet is essential. Should anything happen and your dog gets lost, a microchip could help him/her find their way back to you.

What is it?

A small microchip is inserted under your dog’s skin. It enables vets and animal shelters to scan your dog if he or she is found and to return him/her to you. It isn’t a GPS device, it’s more like an electronic ID book for your pet.

Where can I get one?

Your vet, SPCA or animal shelter will be able to chip your dog in a matter of minutes. It is no more painful than a vaccination.

Are there different kinds?

Yes. In South Africa there are two main microchipping companies: