When it comes to microchipping, don’t forget your cat

Published on 22 June 2020

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A microchip is the size of a rice grain and contains a unique identification number that links your cat to your contact details on the state-wide database, Dogs and Cats Online.

Microchipping is compulsory

Microchipping is mandatory by law, and all microchip information must be recorded online. Remember to keep the personal details linked to your cat’s chip up to date. For example, if you move to a new house or change phone numbers, you must update your information on Dogs and Cats Online.

Who can microchip your pet?

By law, only a qualified implanter can microchip a dog or cat.

Arrange for your cat to be microchipped by a vet or book into a nearby Chip Blitz microchipping day. Chip Blitz offer an affordable service at just $10 per pet and hold microchipping events across Adelaide. Visit the ChipBlitz website to find an upcoming location near you.

For more advice on responsible pet ownership and other animals, visit our Pets page