What is a Cat Microchip?
At Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, we use Home Again microchips for permanently identifying your cat. A cat microchip—the size of a grain of rice—goes beneath your cat's skin. This permanent ID can never be removed or become impossible to read. Home Again uses this ID to contact you and reunite you with your cat.
How the Microchip Works
A Home Again microchip is a permanent cat identification. The microchip itself has no internal energy source so that it will last the life of your pet. The microchip is read by passing a scanner over the cat's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary for transmitting the microchip's unique cat identification code and positively identifying your cat.
About the Microchipping Procedure
Cat microchipping is a simple procedure. The veterinarian injects a microchip about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your cat's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.
How the Microchip Brings Your Dog Home
Home Again standard chip is the only cat microchipping product on the market today that has the patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your cat gets lost and taken to an animal shelter or veterinary hospital, they will scan the microchip to read its unique identification code. The microchip number is used by Home Again to identify the cat and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your cat.
At Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, we will register your cat's microchip for you, and the registration of the microchip is for a lifetime. The cost of microchipping your cat is $85. Contact us today to make an appointment to microchip your cat!