Microchipping your cat
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny computer chip around the size of a grain of rice, which is encased in glass. The chip is implanted by needle injection, between your pet’s shoulder blades.
Once implanted the microchip can be identified straight away by a hand held scanner that uses radio waves to read the chip. Each microchip has a unique code which is linked to you and your pet’s details on a national database such as Petlogor Anibase.
Why should I microchip my cat?
Thousands of lost pets are reunited with their owners every year by having a microchip. If your cat is lost or stolen and taken into a vet, they will immediately scan the animal for a microchip. If your pet has a chip and your contact details are all up to date on the chip, the vet can contact you straight away to let you know where your pet is.
Every year, sadly, many cats and dogs are involved in road traffic accidents, some of which may be fatal. If this happens to your pet and they are taken to a vets, rescue shelter or local dog warden they will scan the animal and then will be able to contact you.