It can happen to even the most responsible pet owner. You let your guard down for a second and your cat slips away into the outside world. Thankfully, there’s an accessory out there that can help you reunite with your feline friend – a microchip. Here are four reasons you should consider one for your kitty.
In Case They Get Lost – Obviously
Yes, the incredibly obvious reason is that a microchip will help you reunite with your cat should he or she wander astray. Whoever finds your kitty can take them to a shelter or veterinarian to scan the chip – and, voila, they’ll know where to find you.
A Cost-Effective Solution
Most shelters will chip your cat for low or no cost – often less than $50. And it’s a super-quick procedure to implant the chip, which is typically inserted between the shoulder blades. If you adopt a cat from a shelter, microchips often come standard as part of your adoption fee. Either way, it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
A Permanent Solution
While they’re a great option for keeping tabs on your cat, GPS collars or ID tags can come off from time to time – particularly with a rambunctious outdoor kitty. That chip between the shoulder blades, however – that’s not going anywhere.
They Can Settle Any Ownership Disputes
You love your kitty like no other. In situations where someone might try to claim your beloved feline as theirs, a microchip could help you prove your cat is yours.