At Burwood & Bay Vet, it’s always sad to hear of families who have lost their beloved fur babies. That’s why we want to ensure ALL pets are microchipped. We also recommend you have an ID tag attached to your pet’s collar, as this can speed up the lost and found process. An Apply Airtag is also quite a good idea and can be tracked using you smart phone.

Microchipping at our Concord vet practice is a very safe procedure involving the insertion of a chip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, into the back of their neck. With a special scanner, a vet can identify a pet that has been brought into the clinic, and it can be rapidly reunited with its owner. 

Making sure microchip details are up to date

Microchip details are no good if the phone number is disconnected or you’ve moved house! So each time you change your contact details, make sure you update them on the microchip register. 

If you know your pet’s microchip number, click here to find out which register their details are on, or visit us today so we can scan your pet’s microchip and point you in the right direction.  

If your pet is lost, they can’t phone home. However, if your pet is microchipped (and the details are up to date) then someone else might be able to phone home for them! 

Lost & Found Pets

If you have found a stray dog, the best first step is to ring the Animal Control Officer for the council area in which the dog is located. They will then advise you if they will come and collect the dog or where you can take it.

For more information on Lost & Found Pets, please click here.

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