Why a Microchip Matters
Cats are irreplaceable companions in our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes our worst fears may be realized if your cat goes missing. An identification tag on their collar should be your cat’s first line of defense for finding their way home. When an identification tag is missing, such as when a collar breaks or if your cat gets out without it, your cat's microchip will be with them no matter what! A microchip can be your cat’s ticket home if a “what if” situation were to become a reality. We understand that your cat is part of the family, a microchip can help to keep your family together.
What is a Microchip and How Does My Cat Get One?
A microchip is a small RFID chip with a unique identification number that can be utilized to find your information when scanned by a veterinarian or shelter. This chip is often the key to getting a lost cat home. Once your cat has received a microchip you will be given instructions on how to register your information to the chip number. This information will be used to contact you if your pet is found without other identification.
The procedure to place a microchip is simple and takes less than a minute. A microchip is placed under your cat's skin between their shoulder blades with a sterile applicator and remains under the skin permanently. Placing a microchip is safe for all cats regardless of age, breed, or size.
Scheduling a Microchip Placement
Your cat can get a microchip anytime! We can place one during any visit to our office, or you can schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary technicians. Microchips are vital to keeping your sweet fur-baby safe, let us make sure your cat gets their's!