Microchipping your cat

As your fluffy tortoiseshell kitten grows into a full grown adult, she will become an important part of the household that you will not want to lose! If you let her out of the house, she will be keen to explore her new territory and it can be worrying if she comes back to the house or garden late or after dark.

The best way to have peace of mind about your cat’s whereabouts and her safety is to have her microchipped. This is a permanent way of keeping track of her movements and ensures that you can be contacted by the authorities should she become lost, runs off or is stolen.

It also means that you can use a microchip cat flap which is a good way of making sure it is only your cat that enters your house.

Microchipping can be done at any age, and it is a quick and easy injection that inserts a very small microchip, no larger than a grain of rice, under the skin of your cat at the neck and between the shoulder blades. The procedure is no more painful than a normal injection, and she will not be able to feel it once it has been inserted so she can go about playing and meeting other cats as normal.

Microchipping is by far the most effective way of identifying your cat, as the chip has a unique number that is stored on a national database. As soon as your cat has been found, she can quickly be identified and returned to her owner.

You can expect to pay between £20-£30 to have your cat micro chipped, and we think that it is an investment worth making for such an important member of the family!

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