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What is A Microchip?

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Think of it as an ID card for your pet...

A microchip is an implant the size of a grain of rice, which is inserted under the pet’s skin to allow it to be identified. Each microchip has unique chip identification details including the pet’s description as well as the owner’s contact details.

Microchips play an important role in locating a pet's owner if it becomes lost or is dropped off at an animal shelter.

Microchips can also be used to match vaccination records to keep track of what immunisations the pet has had.

In most states and territories in Australia, it is the legal obligation of a pet owner to ensure their pet is microchipped.

It is also important to remember to update your pets microchip details if you change address or phone number, and to make sure you transfer contact details if your pet changes owners.


How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.