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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Microchipping your Cat

When it comes to keeping your beloved feline friend safe and secure, microchipping is an essential tool that every cat owner should consider. At Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital in Mission, BC, we understand the importance of microchipping in reuniting lost pets with their owners. Learn more about the benefits of microchipping your cat and why it's a smart choice for pet owners.

Cat Mircochip

Why Microchip Your Cat?

Microchipping involves implanting a tiny electronic chip, about the size of a grain of rice, under your cat's skin, typically between the shoulder blades. Each microchip contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter using a handheld scanner. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a national pet recovery database, making it easier to reunite you with your cat if they ever become lost or stray.

Unlike collars and tags, which can become lost or damaged, microchips provide a permanent form of identification that cannot be tampered with or removed. This means that even if your cat loses their collar or is stolen, their microchip will still be there to help identify them and bring them safely back home.

The Microchipping Process

Microchipping your cat is a quick and painless procedure that can be performed by a veterinarian near you during a routine office visit. Using a special syringe, the microchip is inserted just beneath the surface of your cat's skin. Most cats tolerate the procedure well and experience minimal discomfort, similar to receiving a routine vaccination.

Once the microchip is implanted, it's essential to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date in the pet recovery database. This ensures that if your cat is ever lost or found, you can be promptly contacted and reunited with your furry friend.

Peace of Mind for Pet Owners

Microchipping offers invaluable peace of mind for pet owners, knowing that their beloved cat has a permanent form of identification that can help bring them home safely in the event of an emergency. Whether your cat accidentally escapes outdoors or gets lost while traveling, having a microchip greatly increases the chances of a happy reunion.

Schedule Your Cat's Microchipping Appointment Today

Don't wait until it's too late to microchip your cat. Contact Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital in Mission, BC, today at (604) 286-0160 to schedule a microchipping appointment for your feline friend. Our team of experienced veterinarians is dedicated to providing compassionate care and ensuring the safety and well-being of your cat for years to come.