User Guide

CommuniPet microchip user-guide

How to microchip your pet

  1. Purchase the microchip from us directly or any outlet selling our products.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT: if you are unsure whether your pet has been micro chipped before. Please have the pet scanned (visit your closest vet, pet shelter or breeders who have access to scanners).We have scanners that can read both FDX-A and FDX-B compliant chips.

Remove the syringe from the sealed package; remove the lid on the needle and the safety plastic situated just in front of the rear end of the syringe. This plastic mechanism prevents the syringe from accidently releasing the microchip housed in the sterile needle.

  1. Always try to have the pet relaxed and calm before inserting the microchip. Slightly raise the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Gently insert the needle under the skin deep enough so that the entire opening of the needle penetrates skin.
  2. Once you are comfortable with the position of the needle apply pressure to the extreme end so that the microchip is lodged under the skin. (like gently squirting a syringe)
  3. Remove the needle and massage the area you have inserted the microchip. Try to feel the chip (like a rice grain) under the skin.
  4. Its best to always have the pet scanned after the chip has been implanted.
  5. Now that the microchip has been implanted it’s time to register the pet online. (It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the pet is registered on line).

Advice from the South Afican Veterinary Council:

Micro chipping is a veterinary procedure when a veterinary certificate is required and the veterinarian has to positively identify an animal and make a statement iro the health aspects of animals. However, currently micro chipping can be performed by breeders if no health certification is required.


VERY IMPORTANT: if you are unsure whether your pet has been micro chipped before. Please have the pet scanned before inserting the chip. Let the implanter scan the chip before and after inserting.

  1. Log onto
  2. Click on register
  3. Complete registration form.
  4. Once you registered, Log in and click Add Pets. Now complete the registration forms.
  5. Once registration forms are complete, your pet is linked to you.

Should your lost pet be found your contact details disclosed in the first portion of the form will be made available to anyone who first has found your pet.

Important: there are three stickers allocated in each package. One is for your vet card, 1 to attach to the KUSA registration form where applicable and one for personal record keeping. Should any disputes arise you will need to present this as proof.

 Any hassles email us to

KUSA Registration Guideline

Our website allows you to generate a pdf certificate online and to send directly to KUSA. Click on List of Pets, Click on the dog’s name and create the PDF. (Please save a copy and ensure you sent to the correct KUSA address).

In order to minimise room for error and to eliminate the hassles accompanied by registering dogs with incorrect microchip numbers we have instituted the following:

  1. All KUSA registration forms must be accompanied by one sticker which is available in the microchip pack. It is the 15 digit number and we suggest you stick this next to the correct dog on the registration form. This ensures that the dog’s CommuniPet certificate corresponds to the number on the KUSA registration form.
  2. We have granted KUSA read only and printing rights to our website enabling them to search for a particular chip number and print the certificate should the need arise.