What are the benefits of microchipping your cat?

What are the benefits of microchipping your cat?

Microchips not only help people find their lost pets, but they have also helped shelters return animals to their rightful owners more quickly. In addition to providing relief for the pet owner, locating owners more efficiently helps the shelter prevent overcrowding and reduce stress levels for all the animals.

Is microchipping your cat necessary?

Although indoor-only cats are generally safer because they aren’t exposed to diseases from animals, busy streets, predators, etc., they also aren’t familiar with life outside your home. Microchipping your indoor-only cat can give you peace of mind and ensure your pet is returned to you in the event she does get lost.

What happens if I don’t microchip my cat?

If you care about your cat, you will make sure they are microchipped and registered so that they can always be reunited with you should they ever become lost. It is also the law in NSW that any cat born after 1999 must have a microchip. It is illegal to sell or give away a cat without a microchip.

How long does a chip last in a cat?

How long do microchips last? Microchips are designed to work for 25 years.

Is it illegal to not microchip your cat?

Is it against the law to not have my cat microchipped? As collars and tags can be easily lost, microchipping is the best way of permanently identifying your pet and proving you are his owner. It’s not a legal requirement for cats to wear a collar and tag or be microchipped.

Can you tell if a cat has a chip?

The only way to tell if a cat is microchipped or not is to take it to a veterinarian or a cat rescue or shelter and get them to scan for one. The process is quick, easy and won’t cost you anything. It’s the easiest way to reunite a cat with its owner.

Is it compulsory for cats to be microchipped?

It’s not a legal requirement for cats to wear a collar and tag or be microchipped. Cats Protection says that two in three cats taken into its care are not microchipped, costing the charity over £190,000 a year to chip them.

Is it worth it to Microchip a stray cat?

Some animal shelters or vet clinics microchip stray animals for free (if you bring in a stray from your area). Plus, if you’re adopting your cat from a shelter, there’s a good chance it already has a microchip. In my experience, it’s very worth it.

Where does a microchip go on a pet?

As it turns out, it has become increasingly common in recent years for pet owners to place the equivalent of an ID tag in, rather than on their pets. Like we said above, a microchip is a tiny computer chip the size of a grain of rice, and it’s placed underneath the animal’s skin.

Can a microchip be given to a horse?

Microchips aren’t just for cats and dogs! A microchip can be given to lots of different animals – horses, ferrets, and most other mammals are able to have them implanted as well! [1] When Is the Best Time To Get My Cat MicroChipped?

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