Friday, March 15, 2013

Microchipping your Cat - Sponsored Post

Microchipping your cat: What you need to know

This is a post brought to you by Pets at Home and a topic worth thinking about. With a cute picture of Target.
Roll your mouse of Target to see what he's thinking

One of the greatest things about owning a cat is the independence they have. Their distinct personalities and sense of self-ownership are wonderful characteristics - until they go missing!

Their curiosity often gets the better of them, and it's not uncommon to hear about them disappearing for days on end before wandering back into the house tired and hungry.

Microchipping is ideal - essential, even - for keeping your own peace of mind and ensuring your pet is safe.

A microchip is smaller than a single grain of rice.It contains your contact information and is implanted painlessly under the skin within seconds.

If your pet does go missing, a vet or animal control warden can scan them and return your pet to you. Also, once you've registered you pet as missing, a notification will go out to rescue centres and local authorities.

Another option is a tracking collar that allows you to see your pet on a satellite map.The collar has anti-cut technology and location-based alerts.

Finally, microchipping can often bring down the price of insurance, especially on policies which promise a payout if pets are lost, like the Pets at Home Insurance (UK) cat policy.

Talk to your vet about microchipping today.


sully86 said...

katz tales: I agree on this, but mostly there are some people out there who likes to kidnap animals.

speedyrabbit said...

everybody should do this

Old Kitty said...

Totally agree too! Also it's important to keep your details up to date with the microchipping company, e.g. if you move etc.! Take care

Tamago said...

I agree, microchipping is very important!
Target, I'm coming over to rub your cute tummy!

Mollie said...

Me and Alfie are both chipped :) xxooxx

Mollie and Alfie

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

All three of us are microchipped too. We had to to travel anyway.

Unknown said...

We travels, bi=Ut we is not chipped. That's because we lives in Canada, and we lives about 200 ft from the states, and we travels there LOTS and their chips is different from ours in Canada!

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Hannah and Lucy said...

We were microchipped at the RSPCA before they would let us go home with Mum. The vet checks once a year to make sure they haven't moved as some of them end up moving quite a way from where they were inserted.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Anonymous said...

Three Moggies have a chip :-)

Barbara said...

Pepper and Charlie are both microchipped - I don't think it's brought down the cost of their insurance unfortunately, but it is reassuring to know they've got i.d!

meowmeowmans said...

So true. Microchipping is really important for pets!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

But there's no standard microchip tracking and data record system in Malaysia yet! :( I was informed that the only chance the cat guardian has of having her missing cat returned to her is if the person who found the cat brings the cat back to the SAME vet for the microchip to be scanned.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

is it wrong I rubbed Target's belly with my mouse?

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

I got a microship in my neck and I think that is a good thingy too :)

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