My little girl Maya is getting her microchip “installed” tomorrow, making her an official member of the family.
All pet owners should consider microchipping your animal, especially cats. If you lose your cat and it is not microchipped, then your chances of getting it back is only 1.8%. Your chances increase to 38.5% if the cat has a microchip. That number may still seem low but it is significantly higher than without a microchip.
Most people don’t think to get their cats microchipped but if it gets put in a shelter or seen by a veterinarian, the animal will get scanned. If your information is up to date then you will be contacted and your animal will be returned to you.
In the study done on microchips, dogs without a microchip were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time compared to 52.2% with microchips.
For frequently asked questions about microchips (and references to the study) click here
Also, the animal doesn’t even feel the chip going in. It’s just like a shot and I’ve had four cats get chipped and none of them even flinched.