Chip Your Cat
Welcome! We feature a variety of products to help you always know the location of your pet. These include cat microchip products, pet GPS trackers, and accessories.
If you care for a cat or multiple feline companions, it is time to chip your cat. In the same way that you buy life insurance to protect your family, you should be a responsible pet owner and select a microchip, GPS tracking collar, or other device to best be able to find, identify, and safely return your cat should it become lost. Only about 10 percent of cats brought in to shelters are reunited with their owners. A microchip maximizes the chances of a cat being properly identified and returned home safely if it is ever lost.
What is a Microchip?
It is a small identifying integrated circuit that is placed under the loose skin between the cat’s shoulder blades. The procedure is simple, routine, and virtually painless. It doesn’t even require any anesthesia. It is not very different from a routine vaccination. The chips are designed to last for the life of your pet. The microchip contains a unique identification number. It does not broadcast frequencies and is not a GPS or tracking device. For this reason, you might consider using a small GPS device as well. A scanner at a veterinarian or shelter reads the information on the chip. The shelter or veterinarian will call the chip manufacturer to with the identification number which links in their database to your contact information. It is very important that you make sure that your contact information is correct and up-to-date. Make a point of updating your information whenever you move or change telephone numbers.
In Addition to Chipping and GPS, What Can I Do?
Your cat should definitely wear identification tags at all times. A cat with a collar and current tag can be more easily identified as owned and can be returned to you. A tag should be attached to a safety collar and should include a local contact number. If your cat is missing, report it immediately to animal shelters and animal control agencies. You may also post signs in your neighborhood and visit the nearest animal shelters.