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Tiny Chip = Big Protection
Millions of animals end up in shelters every year. Tragically, less than 2% of cats are ever reclaimed by their owners. One of the best ways to increase the chances of finding your lost pet is having it microchipped. Microchipping is a simple and permanent form of pet ID that reveals your pets unique cat ID number when scanned. Microchips have reunited hundreds of pets with their owners.
At Cats Exclusively, we recommend microchipping your pet(s). It’s safe and easy to do and, should your cat become lost, this technology allows a far better chance for recovery. We use a Save This Life microchip, which is not only readable by all universal scanners, but provides a number that is searchable online, allowing you to be reunited with your cat much more quickly than with previous technologies.
The procedure is similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot and no anesthetic is needed. The microchip injection comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice. The insertion process takes only a few seconds.
Kittens may have a microchip implanted between the age of five and eight weeks old. The size and age of the cat is not what determines the appropriate time to insert the microchip. It is the health and stability of your kitten that is paramount. Although the insertion of the microchip is noninvasive and does not require anesthesia, kittens younger than five weeks old are still fragile and most likely still nursing. It's more common to wait until the kitten is eight weeks old (or about two pounds) to insert the microchip.
No, pet microchips are not tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet. Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS. When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the microchip gets enough power from the scanner to transmit the microchip's ID number. Since there's no battery and no moving parts, there's nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet's lifetime.
Yes. All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their owner. However, only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read.
A microchip will last the lifetime of your pet because it is composed of materials that will not degenerate over time. Since microchips require no power source and have no moving parts, there's nothing that can wear out and need to be replaced. If you like the comfort of a safety check, we can always confirm it's working by scanning your cat's microchip during your next checkup.
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According to the latest research, if a cat is microchipped, the return-to-owner rate is 20 times higher than if the cat was not microchipped. A lost cat can happen any time. Maybe he/she escapes from the pet sitter, runs away during a party, or bolts from hearing fireworks or other loud noises, having your cat microchipped can literally be a lifesaver.
- Provide that extra security in the event your cat is ever lost.
- The procedure is fast, easy, and inexpensive.
- You'll sleep better knowing your beloved one has a permanent ID.
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