Microchipping offers cats a safe and permanent method of identification.
Microchipping offers cats a safe and permanent method of identification. The same microchip is used on all species, cats, dogs and horses, and it is recognised internationally.
A microchip contains an identification number unique to your cat, which is registered on a national database.
If your cat becomes lost, authorised people such as members of the team at SimplyCats or rehoming centres, will then scan them, obtain their unique number, retrieving their contact details from the national database and get in touch with you – so make sure your contact details are always kept up to date.
Unlike a collar, a microchip doesn’t come off or put the cat at risk of injury.
It is slightly smaller than a grain of rice, and is inserted under the cat's skin between the shoulder blades. It is a quick and simple procedure, which is no more painful than an injection, although the needle is slightly larger so we may postpone implantation in really small kittens. We can implant the microchip if your cat or kitten is under anaesthetic for any procedure so this makes it even easier for your cat – we often implant microchips at time of neutering.
Your cat will not be aware of the microchip after implantation.