PET MICROCHIPPING FACTS
5 thingsto know about microchipping your pet
1. Pet Microchips are the Size of a Grain
A small device that looks like a glass cylinders with an electronic chip inside
known as transponders which these microchips contain
your protected contact information
When scanned by a qualified veterinary clinic or a shelter,
your information will appear so they can reunite you with your pet
Since these microchip devices are so tiny
which do not have any moving parts,
they are very durable and made to last
2. Replacement is Process Simple
Contact your veterinarian to schedule a microchip for your Persian cat
The process is simple, however, should be performed by a professional
Pet Microchips are injected with a needle between your pet’s shoulder blades Done quickly and relatively painless
Considered a safe procedure, but if any swelling or discharge where the microchip was placed, be sure to contact your Vet immediately
3. Your Privacy is Protected
After your cat (pet) is microchipped, you will register the chip
with your contact information
Microchip manufacturers will only have the information you provide
and it will only be used to contact you if the microchip is scanned
Pet microchip databases are set up to protect your privacy,
therefore, others cannot look up your information
4. Finding your Pet is Improved!
Microchips are an excellent tool to find your pet, however,
ID tags should be used in addition
For cats a collar ID is not recommended, therefore,
cat microchipping is ideal!
If your cat is lost, microchip is an excellent resource to find your pet more quickly as long as you keep your contact information updated!
Remember for other pets wearing a collar or tags that become damaged or lost, and/or if the contact information is out-of-date,
then a microchip is the perfect solution
Microchip devices cannot be tampered with
and almost all veterinary clinics and shelters can scan them
Immediately update your contact information with the microchip registry
which will drastically increase your chances of finding your pet
5. Microchipping do not Track your Pet
Important to know . . . pet microchips are not GPS enabled devices!
They cannot track down your pet’s location
Pet Microchips do not have batteries or power
They function with radio waves once scanning the chip it is activated
The chip transmits an ID number to the scanner
The ID number helps to find the pet's family-owner
This information is in a secure database only to assist you
in finding your pet as quickly as possible!
If your pet strays away, cannot be found . . .
almost any pet hospital or shelter have the capability
to scan a pet microchip
and assist you in locating your pet
As a breeder - TinyPersians . . .
I have personally experienced some Vets cannot scan imported International microchips . . .
through time this may change
As a breeder, I also feel it is much more effective to protect your pet- cat in other ways!
Such as . . .
* Keep your cat indoors!
* Family rules on how to enter or exit your home!
* When Guest come over, carefully have the enter and exit your home
* Discuss with family and friends you have cats (pets)
* Caution and secure the home and know where your pet is when doors are opened
* Do you have a pet dashing for a door? Use a pet gate to keep them back away from exits!
Still if you want a safe, easy way to increase
your chances of finding your pet . . .
reach out to a professional veterinarian to schedule a microchip your beloved cat (or dog)