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Pet Microchipping

The Sugarloaf Animal Hospital knows from bitter personal experience the pain of a lost pet. That experience teaches us the best way to get a lost pet home is to ensure it has a microchip.
Microchipping became a legal requirement for dogs and cats under the NSW Government Companion Animals Act in 1998 and we see as many as four dogs every week successfully returned home as a direct result of their microchip.
The implant procedure at Sugarloaf Animal Hospital is different to many. The area of implantation is clipped of hair, and aseptically prepared to limit the chance of infection. Finally, the area is infiltrated with local anaesthetic (like a dentist) to limit pain from the insertion of a large needle that delivers the microchip. Like every procedure at Sugarloaf, the aim is for it to be pain free.
Although not legally mandated, rabbits, birds, and other non-traditional pets also benefit from permanent identification with a microchip.
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