Microchipping and Pet Passports
In Malta, microchipping became a legal requirement in 2012 for any dogs over the age of four months.
Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen. The permanent identification chip is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades by means of an injection. Your pets unique chip number, together with your details, are then registered in the National Microchipping Database. This chip can be read by a scanner at veterinary clinics or by animal welfare officers, and your details retrieved from the database. This process helps to reunite thousands of pets with the owners every year!
Cats, ferrets and most other pets can be microchipped as well. Kindly contact us for more information.
Pet ID Tags
In addition to microchipping, it is a legal requirement that all dogs need to have an ID tag with a contact telephone number attached to its collar or harness when out in the public.
Our veterinarians are authorized to issue pet passports and any other travel documents which may be required for pet travel. We offer consultations on these procedures.