What is microchipping?
cats a safe and permanent method of identification and increases the chances
of a lost cat being safely reunited with its owner. It is the most effective
way of identifying a lost pet (chips don't come off or put the cat at risk
of injury like collars can).
How does it
Each microchip has a unique number which is stored on a national database. If your lost cat is taken to a
rescue home or a vet, a special scanner detects the chip and reads the unique
code. This then enables access to a database to find the owners details. The
cat is then reunited with the family
You should always remember to
change your microchip details if you move house.
hurt my cat?
The procedure is very simple and is no more painful than an injection. A
microchip is slightly smaller than a grain of rice and is inserted under the
cat's skin between the shoulder blades. Your cat will not be aware of the
microchip's presence once inserted.
Why not read or download the
guide to microchipping
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