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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.