Microchipping is required for all dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time, with the exception of working farm dogs. Dogs classified as dangerous or menacing, dogs impounded but not registered and dogs registered but impounded twice are also required to be microchipped. Whilst dogs have to be registered every year microchipping is a once only requirement.
Owners must take their microchip certificate or the dog so it can be scanned, to their council so that the information can be recorded and placed on the National Dog Database. Until the information is recorded by the council owners have not met their legal obligation.
Sorry, only veterinarians or authorised microchip implanters are able to buy microchips. Please ask your local vet or authorised implanter.
The database holds details of all registered dogs, their owners and any infringements that may have been issued against an owner or person in charge of a dog. When a dog is picked up by council officers they will be able to check the database, locate the owner and contact them.
Only authorised council representatives can access the database. However, under the Dog Control Act, vets and the SPCA can phone the council to access the owner information for legal purposes (such as treating a dog). The Department of Internal Affairs has limited access to general information on the database for policy development purposes.
All quantity requirements are catered for but as a general rule;
- Sterile Syringe microchip packs are supplied in dispenser cartons of 20 units with 10 cartons to a shipping outer. ie. 200 units
- Sterile Bulk Needle packs are sold in dispenser cartons of 30 units (including 3 re-useable Syringe units per carton), with 10 cartons to a shipping outer. ie. 300 units
- When ordered, paper based registration is provided in matching quantities while online registration can be pre-paid and utilised across a number of practices in any vet group.
- Readers/Scanners are sold in any quantity
In order to reduce sharps waste we created the double plunger syringe implanter. This means the microchip is delivered in its own sterile canula (needle) pack, a sterile sealed pouch which includes a protective cap and a set of matching barcodes.
In every dispenser carton we provide 30 individually packed canula’s together with 3 re-usable ergonomic syringe/implanter devices.
Post application the needle is unscrewed, the cap re-applied and the needle assembly unscrewed and disposed of. This means that the syringe element can be re-used multiple times, reducing waste.
In every SwissPlus iD ziplok pack we provide everything you require. regardless of the microchip size (8mm or 12mm).
- 10 x Sterile Pouch Syringe Packs
- 30 x Sterile Bulk Needle/Canula Packs PLUS 3 re-usable syringe handles
Ziplok packs are shipped in outers of 20 for syringe packs and 10 for needle/cannula packs.
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