Microchipping your Cat
We often read stories in the press of cats that have strayed miles from home only to be eventually reunited with their owners thanks to their microchip. A microchip can be the difference between seeing a lost pet again, or not.
It’s very distressing to lose a cat, but unfortunately without any reliable form of identification, it can be extremely difficult to reunite them with their owners.
Microchipping is a simple way of permanent identification for any pet.
The microchipping procedure
Microchipping cats is quick, safe and painless procedure carried out by a veterinary professional. Your vet will inject a tiny microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) under the loose skin of your cat’s neck, which’ll give your cat their own personal identification number.
If your cat strays and gets handed in to another veterinary surgery, rescue centre, the police or local authority, they have special hand held scanners that can detect and ‘read’ the information on the microchip.
Your cat’s unique number can be checked against the national database and once identified as yours, you’ll be reunited without further delay.
Your cat’s microchip can usually be done for free as part of a membership to a scheme such as The Healthy Pet Club.
Did you know…?
Many pet insurance policies include advertising & reward as a benefit. This offers you a sum of money to help advertise if your cat should go missing along with a reward for their safe return.
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