A microchip is a small, identification implant that is inserted under the skin of cats and dogs, which can be scanned by a vet to identify them if they’re found away from home. Microchips are one of the best forms of pet identification, as they cannot get lost in the way that a collar and tag can.

Microchips can be so much more than just a form of identification though, and SureFlap grasped the opportunity to use them in a whole new way. SureFlap developed a range of microchip pet products that use microchips like unique keys that can be programmed to the products so only registered pets can use them.

SureFlap’s microchip pet door range keeps unwanted animals out of the home by only permitting access to resident pets. This...

Moving overseas can be an exciting experience, but when you’re taking your pets with you, careful planning is essential.

Some might think that paying thousands of dollars to transport your pet overseas with you isn’t really worth the money or effort. Try telling that to Megan Potter or Kirsten and Craig Muir. For these emigrating pet owners, the idea of leaving their animal companions behind was akin to abandoning a child.

To Russia with love
Megan and her dog, Zuri, have covered a few kilometres together. Their journeys have taken them from Western Europe to eastern Russia, back across Europe to Holland, then on to Australia before finally settling in New Zealand earlier this year. At times, it’s been a long, drawn-out process...