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Thousands of Pets at Risk as Unregistered Microchips Leave Lost Pets Untraceable

An alarming report reveals how 1-in-10 pets have an unregistered microchip. With potentially tragic consequences, here is how to safeguard your pet’s safe return home.

August 4, 2023

Are you confident your pet's microchip is registered? Recent findings by Vedi have unearthed an invisible menace threatening the safety and security of our pets. Alarmingly, it's likely that one in ten microchips in Australia isn't registered on any official database. What does this mean? If your pet goes missing, the microchip installed to keep them safe serves no purpose without proper registration.

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Vedi's study, encompassing nearly 60,000 microchip checks, highlights this unsettling fact. A breakdown in the process, human error, or communication issues during the registration phase are possible culprits. Traditional methods – email, post, fax, or online forms – all involve manual data entry, a process prone to mistakes. With 6,043 unregistered pets in Western Australia alone, the urgency of addressing this issue is undeniable.

Consequences of Inaction

Ignoring this issue has significant consequences. An unregistered microchip leaves your pet virtually invisible to vets, shelters, and rangers who could otherwise assist in their safe return. Losing a pet is distressing enough; the thought of an unregistered microchip hindering their return is an added anguish no pet owner should endure. The average age of these unregistered pets is 3.5years, with the oldest being an 18 year old cat.

Empowering Owners and Vets

Fortunately, this is a preventable problem, and Vedi is committed to providing solutions. By working closely with vet practices, we have developed a system to make the microchip check and registration process effortless and error-free.

Vedi, and a Safer Future for Your Pet

When vets use Vedi, they can scan every pet as they arrive, ensuring the microchip is functioning and the pet is securely registered. If not, Vedi facilitates immediate registration in just 30 seconds. Moreover, Vedi provides digital vaccination certificates, pathology results accessible at emergency hospitals, and digital health, desexing, and other certificates – all linked to the microchip. Your pet's health data is always with them, providing a sense of security and peace of mind.

Your Role in Your Pet’s Safety

It's time to act. Contact your local vet and ensure that your pet's microchip is not only functioning but also registered.

You can use us at Vedi to facilitate this process at
Let's make every microchip count.

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Your pet's microchip is their lifeline if lost. We can help you confirm their registration, for their safety and your peace of mind.

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