While collars and ID tags are extremely important—every dog and cat should wear them for ready identification—they can fall off or someone could remove them.If your pets are lost or stolen, microchips are one of the best ways to help ensure their safe return.If this is your cat, you could find them re-homed by a well-meaning cat lover.From 6th April 2016, all puppies and dogs over the age of 8 weeks must be mirco-chipped.The site is linked to the majority of microchip manufacturers’ databases.If you haven’t microchipped your dog or cat, consider doing so.ALERTScheduled maintenance is planned the evening of April 10, 2018 through the morning of April 11, 2018. Please email [email protected] call 800-252-7894 for assistance. A microchip is placed between your dog’s or cat’s shoulder blades under a veterinarian’s supervision.Implantation is quick, easy and virtually painless – similar to a vaccine injection – and can be performed during a regular clinic visit. You must enroll your pet’s microchip ID number with your contact information so that you can be reached your pet is found. When your pet is found and taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, its microchip will be scanned.
A microchipped cat’s chances increase to more than 38 percent.
Updating or checking is easy: Go to the microchip manufacturer’s database and make sure everything is current .
You’ll need the chip’s registration number to do so.
However, microchips only work if the registration information is current.
Even if you think the information is up-to-date, you should check it once a year to make sure.