No matter how well you care for and look after your cat, felines are natural wanderers. If your favorite indoor or outdoor pet gets separated from you, there's a much higher chance that someone will find them and contact you if they have a cat microchip.
What Can Microchips Do for Cats?
Microchips for cats are about the size of a grain of rice. These electronic chips essentially serve as a permanent ID to help you reunite with your cat if they get lost.
While you want your cat to be wearing a collar and tags at all times, they could either slip out of their collar or snag it on something and break it. Since a microchip is implanted under the skin, it will stay securely in place.
A missing cat can wander for hundreds of miles. However far your pet goes, a vet or shelter can scan them for a microchip to find your information and get in touch with you.
How Long Does Microchipping Last?
Unlike a collar and tags, a microchip is designed to be a permanent, one-time procedure. They last 25 years, offering peace of mind throughout your cat's lifetime.
The microchip is activated whenever the scanner passes over the area. Once the chip is activated, the identification number will appear on the screen. With this, the user can look up your contact information in the registry.
Make sure your vet uses their scanner on your cat during each wellness visit to make sure their microchip is up to date and easy to locate.
Does Microchipping Hurt Cats?
The process of microchipping is easily tolerated by cats. No anesthesia or surgery is required. Instead, the microchip is implanted with a hypodermic needle, which makes it no more painful than yearly vaccines.
Even though the process is quick and relatively pain-free, some pet owners prefer to have their cats microchipped when they are already under anesthesia. A spay or neuter procedure or a dental cleaning are all ideal times.
Once the microchip is implanted, there's an extremely small chance that your cat will experience an adverse reaction. Microchips play an essential role in returning cats to their homes, so the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Protect Pets with Revival Animal Health Microchips
At Revival, we offer a range of microchips and readers for cats to help keep your pet safe. Browse our selection and place your order today! You can also learn more about how Microchipping Can Save Your Pet's Life, Why You Should Microchip Your Pet and 5 Facts About Pet Microchips from our Learning Center.