Microchipping is available at our clinic, please telephone for an appointment
The ideal time to implant a microchip is when we vaccinate your dog but this can be done at any time . View the brochure now.
See information below regarding registering your dog
“All dogs first registered on or after 1 July 2006, and all dogs classified as dangerous or menacing since 1 December 2003 will be required to be microchipped. Dangerous and menacing dogs classified before 1 July 2006, will need to be microchipped within two months of that date. Dogs released from pounds after 1 July 2006 will also be required to be microchipped, if impounded for the second time by the territorial authority. Territorial authorities will be required to participate in a national dog control database that will contain the records/information specified in sections 30 and 34 of the Dog Control Act. Territorial authorities can be levied to meet the on-going cost of the database. Regulations will be made to govern the type of microchip to be used and the procedure for insertion.”
What you need to do
From 1 July 2006, if you have:
· a new puppy
· a dog that has never been registered in New Zealand
· a dog that has been classified dangerous or menacing on or after 1 December 2003 . . .
· Then you must do the following:
· “Puppy or dog registered for the first time: microchip within two months of registration (first registration occurs before new puppies are three months old, or straight away if your new dog is older than that, but unregistered). If you get a vet to microchip your puppy, it can be done when they vaccinate your pup.
· Menacing or dangerous dog: microchip within two months of being classified, (or by 1 September 2006, if classified between 1 December 2003 and 30 June 2006).”
Once your dog is microchipped, your council must be sure that the microchip meets certain standards and has been inserted correctly. This will generally involve taking your dog, or a certificate from the vet, back to your council. Your council will be able to tell you more about this when you register your dog.
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and will be inserted between the shoulder blades at the base of your dog’s neck. It contains a number that belongs only to your dog, providing a secure and reliable way of identifying it for the rest of its life. As with other injections, microchipping is a simple procedure.
After it has been microchipped, if your dog gets lost and picked up by a dog control officer, or injured and taken to a vet, the microchip can be scanned to find out the number. This can then be checked by your city or district council on the National Dog Database (from July 2006), which will show your contact details. It is a good idea to have your dog’s details entered on the Australasian database also. This greatly increases the chances of you and your dog being quickly reunited.
As well as helping identify the owners of lost or stolen dogs, microchipping and the National Dog Database will help dog control officers identify those dog owners who don’t properly care for their dogs or allow them to roam. It will also be much easier for dog control officers to keep track of dangerous and menacing dogs as they move around the country.
New Zealand now has its own dedicated Animal Repatriation system. A database of all microchipped animals is managed by N.Z. Companion Animal Register Limited. This register, launched on 1 September 2007 collects and stores microchip details for New Zealand pet owners. Prior to this, the information was sent to Australia and stored there. Lifetime registration is $15. Registration forms are available at our clinic or download a form now
For further details please follow this link
. Here is an informative brochure for cats
Microchipping also applies to cats, especially if your cat is inclined to wander. It guarantees peace of mind that your pet can be identified and quickly returned to you.
are two separate processes. You must register your dog every year, but you only need to microchip your dog once. For information on dog registration please visit theAuckland City Council Office or check the website http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/Services/dogsandanimals/registration/Pages/home.aspx
or you can download a registration form
from our Downloads page now. You can now re-register your dog on line by following this link http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/online/dog/default.asp