There are different ways of identification such as collars and tags or tattooing. Unfortunately both of these methods have their drawbacks. Collars can become lost and tattooing is a painful process, which over time becomes illegible.
However a quick, simple, permanent process is now available, which is no more stressful, than a routine vaccination.
What is Micro chipping?
Micro chipping is an up to date electronic technology, which is a tiny microchip containing a unique 15 digit code. This code will be linked to your Pets details for life on a database. The database is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it can identify your animal, the your name, address and telephone to ensure you and your cat can be reunited in the shortest time possible.
A special scanner is then used by a number of authorities to read the microchip, including:
- Local authorities
- Veterinary Surgeons
How does it work?
Your cat will attend your Veterinary Surgery for the micro chipping implantation to take place the same way as you would for a normal vaccination.
The Microchip is injected under the loose skin at the back of the neck. It is usually no bigger than a gain of rice. Your Veterinary Surgery will then fill in all of your details and send it to the database for life.
For more information, please contact your Veterinary Surgery for advice.