Getting a new pet is always exciting! That said, there’s plenty of work to do before Gotcha-Day can happen. One of these preparations includes getting your cat microchipped as soon as possible. This way, they’ll be registered to your home and can be returned if they are ever lost. So how can a microchip help you?
What Are Microchips, Anyway?
Microchips are also called pet ID chips. They’re tiny – only about the size of a grain of rice. RF waves emit information about your kitten that is easily accessible by those with the right scanner. The chip itself is loaded into a syringe and squeezed between your cat’s shoulder blades. One of the upsides of this little miracle is that they’ll never need to be replaced – the chips stay with your pet for the rest of their life. Info typically stored on this chip include registration numbers, microchip brand, and your contact information. That way, whoever finds your lost cat can get in touch, and then you can meet up to retrieve the furry little one!
Compelling Reasons to Microchip
If you are intrigued by the idea of microchipping your pets (even your dogs!), then don’t wait to get it done. Collars and tags can fall off or get pulled off by unscrupulous finders, but the chip is hidden beneath the skin and muscle. Before shelter-cats are put up for adoption, they are chipped with the information belonging to their new pet parents to complete a family reunion without much fuss.
Taking the Proper Precautions
Even so, you’ll want to take some precautions when getting the microchip set up for your feline friend. Universal scanners may not be a versatile as their name implies; likewise, simple human error could cause something to go wrong. In light of this potential scenario, it’s still a good idea to attach a collar ID that indicates the cat’s name and where they currently live.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold areas. Our goal is to educate clients on their pets’ needs and how to understand the importance of individualized veterinary care to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets. We strive to provide you with unparalleled services, including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms and after-hours on-call emergency services. Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment. We’re social! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for all the latest updates!