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Should I Get My Cat Microchipped?

Discover the advantages of microchipping your cat from our veterinarians in Torrance. Microchipping enhances the chances of locating your cat if they go missing.

What is a microchip?

Collars and identification tags play a crucial role in helping lost cats find their way home. These tags enable people to easily contact the owner by reading the tag and dialing the provided phone number.

Make sure outdoor cats always wear collars and identification tags, especially in emergencies. Include your name and contact number on your cat's tag. Even indoor cats can benefit from identification tags since they can sometimes slip outside unnoticed.

While collars and tags are beneficial, they can be lost, leaving your cat without any identification. Microchips offer a permanent solution for identification purposes. Keep your microchip registration information up to date; if you move or change your contact number, remember to contact the microchip company to update your information.

Why not just get a collar and tag for my cat?

When helping lost cats find their way home, you need essential tools like collars and identification tags. These tags allow people to contact the owner easily by reading the tag and calling the listed phone number.

Always make sure outdoor cats wear collars and identification tags, especially in emergencies. Include your name and contact number on your cat's tag. Even indoor cats can benefit from identification tags, as they may sneak outside unnoticed.

While collars and tags are helpful, they can get lost, leaving your cat without identification. Microchips provide a permanent solution for identification. Remember to keep your microchip registration information up to date. If you move or change your contact number, contact the microchip company to update your information.

How do microchips work?

If your cat goes missing and a vet or rescue organization finds them, they'll employ a specialized microchip scanner capable of reading all modern chips, regardless of the brand. The scanner will sweep across the cat's back and sides, and the microchip will promptly transmit its unique identification number to the scanner.

Afterward, the rescuer will promptly contact the national database to obtain your phone number and alert you about your found cat. Microchips can also be valuable proof of ownership if your cat is stolen.

If you desire more information, please don't hesitate to inquire.

Contact our Torrance vets today to learn more about getting your cat microchipped.

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