The Amazing Microchip

This simple procedure can help to save your cat’s life and get them back home if they ever wander.

Microchipping is a painless procedure where a small permanent form of identification in the form of a microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) is inserted under the skin of the back of the cat’s neck. This chip contains a universal barcode can then be scanned by a special reader that veterinary clinics and shelters have in their possession. As long as you keep your contact information up to date, if your cat is lost and the chip is read, your cat will be returned home to you.

Losing a cat in an outdoor circumstance is a harrowing experience. You lie awake at night not knowing what has happened to your precious family member. Meanwhile, your cat is outside and relying on the kindness of strangers in order to survive. With a microchip, any clinic or shelter who finds your cat can get your cat home to you.

Many cats that go outdoors can get “spooked” by a strange noise or event and get lost. They can’t find their way home and become part of the stray cat population. Indoor cats who accidentally get out are even more susceptible to getting spooked and bolting. It is estimated by Humane Organizations that about 30 percent of the stray cat population are cats who are owned, wanted and lost from their owners. Microchipping can greatly reduce the stray cat population by reuniting these cats with their owners.

At La Clinique Veterinaire des Chats, we use the international EIDAP chips which are ISO certified and are among the best recognized chips internationally. We offer a free service of scanning for a chip if anyone calls us and they have found a stray cat. By doing so, we have reunited many cats and their frantic owners.

Our pricing for microchipping is very affordable when you consider the value and peace of mind it offers for both you and your cat. Call us and find out how we can help both you and your cat from the trauma of loss.