A microchip provides a means of permanently identifying an animal without the need for a collar.

The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is implanted painlessly under the skin between the shoulder blades.

Legislation in Western Australia means all domestic cats (Cat Act 2011) and dogs (Dog Act 1976) have to be microchipped.

More information on registering and microchipping of cats and dogs can be found here.