May Is Chip Your Pet Month: Why Is Saves Cat Lives by Layla Morgan Wilde
Our adventure cat Odin inspired the important message of this post today.
Hey there, it’s Odin, your feline friend,
Here to remind you Chip Your Pet Month is a time to act,
And make sure we’re protected, that’s a fact,
Microchip your cat, it’s the thing to do,
It’s quick and easy, and won’t cause pain,
And if kitty gets lost you’ll both have peace of mind again.
May is Chip Your Pet Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of microchipping your pets. Microchipping is a simple and effective way to help ensure that your furry friend can be reunited with you if they ever get lost or go missing. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of microchipping your cat, as well as some practical tips to help ensure that your pet stays safe and secure.
Why Microchip Your Cat?
The biggest objection I hear is, “But my cat doesn’t go outside.”
Indoor cats get lost all the time. They slip outside during a party. They fall out from open windows. The escape from cars during a move or vet visit. yes, even from a closed cat carrier. It happens.
There are many reasons to microchip your cat. Here are a few of the most important ones:
- Helps reunite lost pets with their owners: One of the biggest advantages of microchipping your cat is that it can help reunite them with you if they ever get lost. A microchip is a small, electronic chip that is implanted under your cat’s skin. The chip contains a unique ID number that can be scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter. This number is linked to your contact information in a database, so if your cat is found, you can be contacted and reunited with your furry friend.
- Provides permanent identification: Unlike collars and tags, which can be lost or removed, a microchip provides permanent identification for your cat. This is especially important if your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat or if they like to wander.
- Can save your cat’s life: If your cat gets lost and ends up in a shelter, having a microchip can make all the difference. Shelters are often overcrowded, and many animals are euthanized simply because they can’t be identified and returned to their owners. By microchipping your cat, you can help ensure that they have the best chance of being reunited with you, rather than being put to sleep.
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What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny device, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted under your cat’s skin. The microchip contains a unique identification number that can be read using a special scanner. This identification number is linked to your contact information, so if your cat is lost or stolen, whoever finds them can quickly contact you.
So if you think your cat doesn’t need to be chipped, listen to Odin think again. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your furry friend is always able to find their way back home. Happy Chip Your Pet Month!
A microchip may seem small,
But it can make a big difference to all,
So don’t wait until it’s too late,
To chip your feline mate.
Please leave your thoughts in the comments.
xo, Layla and Odin