20 January 2013
Microchipping offers cats a safe and permanent method of
identification and increases the chances of a lost feline being safely
reunited with his owner.
- Microchipping 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
- Each microchip has a unique number which is stored on a national
database. A scan of the chip reveals the owner's name and address from
the database's records
- A microchip is slightly smaller than a grain of rice and is inserted under the cat's skin between the shoulder blades
- The procedure is very simple and is no more painful than an
injection. A cat will not be aware of the microchip's presence once
Remember you should change your microchip details if you move
house. You can do this by contacting your microchip database – find the
phone number on your microchip paperwork’.
Cats Protection is a member of a Microchip Advisory Group (MAG), aiming to improve the standards of microchipping across the UK
Cats Protection is also a member of the Microchipping Alliance which is
currently campaigning to make permanent identification (microchipping)
compulsory for dogs and raise public awareness of the benefits of
microchipping to cats and other companion animals.
All local vets offer microchipping as a standard and low cost method of identifying a lost pet.