MICROCHIPPING YOUR cat
Every year many cats get lost after escaping. In order to return them quickly to their owner, it is important that these animals are chipped and registered.
What is a microchip for cats?
A microchip for cats is a small tube about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is placed under the cat’s skin using a hollow needle. Each microchip contains a unique registration number which is linked to an owner and registered in a national database. The chip number can be read through a special chip reader. We have such a reader at our clinics. When a cat is found, the first thing that is always read is the microchip. The microchip is linked to the owner’s data, allowing the cat to be returned home quickly.
How does a cat get microchipped?
When chipping your cat, we use an injection needle to place the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, under the skin. We register this chip for you with the Nederlandse Databank Gezelschapsdieren, linking to your data. You will receive a personal message from the database when the registration is complete. Should your data change, please ensure that this is updated at the database.
Recovery and aftercare from microchipping
Microchipping your cat is a very minor procedure without any recovery time. We only advise you to watch out with stroking/combing the microchip area for about an hour, because it can be a bit sensitive.
What are the costs of microchipping?
For the cost of microchipping your cat, please check our rates.