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: