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Make sure your pet gets home

BackHome Mini Microchips

BackHome mini microchips are 1/3 smaller than traditional microchips. They minimise stress and discomfort for your pet during implantation. Ask your vet today.

Why microchip your pet?

  • Lifetime of pet identification, one-off cost - Excellent value for money.

  • Peace of mind should your pet be lost - They can be identified anywhere in Australia, anytime.

  • Safe, simple and quick procedure - Smaller than a grain of rice, the BackHome mini microchip is encapsulated in ‘tissue friendly’ material. It takes a few seconds to implant between the shoulder blades, and does not require an anaesthetic.

  • Compulsory in most Australian states

How the microchipping system works

  1. Ask your vet to implant a BackHome mini microchip in your pet.
     
  2. Complete the registration form with your veterinarian at the time of microchipping. Your pet’s unique identification number can be registered with your contact details on an Australian national registry for the life of your pet.
     
  3. Update your contact details if they change. It’s important you tell the registry if you move house or change phone number, so they can find you if your pet is lost.

If your pet becomes lost...

  1. Veterinarians, rangers and animal welfare shelters have microchip scanners. Scanning will reveal your pet’s unique BackHome mini microchip identification number.
     
  2. The identifier then contacts the national registry and quotes the microchip number, which gives them access to your details as the pet’s owner.
     
  3. You’ll be informed your pet has been found so you can bring them home.

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