Microchipping is an essential procedure for cat owners, offering a reliable way to ensure their pet's safety and quick reunification in case they get lost. At Vet At Your Door, we specialize in providing this service in the comfort and familiarity of your home. Our Fear Free certified professionals perform the microchipping process with minimal stress and discomfort for your cat, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for both you and your pet.
Here are some common questions about cat microchipping:
What is a cat microchip?
A microchip is a small electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted under the cat's skin. It contains a unique ID number linked to your contact information in a database. At Vet At Your Door, we ensure this process is done gently and efficiently.
How is a microchip implanted in a cat?
The microchip is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. This procedure is quick and causes minimal discomfort, similar to a routine vaccination.
What information is stored in a microchip?
Microchips used in pets contain only identification numbers. They do not include GPS tracking capabilities or store medical information, although some registration databases allow storing medical details.
Is microchipping painful for cats?
Microchipping is generally not very painful, akin to a standard injection, albeit a bit bigger needle. The procedure at Vet At Your Door is performed with care to ensure your cat's comfort.
What are the health risks of microchipping a cat?
The risks associated with microchipping are minimal, with a slight chance of infection. At Vet At Your Door, we follow stringent procedures to mitigate such risks.
How much does it cost to microchip a cat?
The cost for microchipping a cat typically is between $60 and $70. This price includes the microchip itself and the registration fee. We provide detailed cost information before the procedure.
Can the microchip track my cat's location?
No, microchips do not have GPS capabilities. They provide only identification when scanned.
How do I keep my contact information updated with the microchip?
If your contact information changes, it's crucial to update it with the microchip's registry. At Vet At Your Door, we guide you through this process to ensure your information is always current.
Is microchipping only for dogs, or can cats be microchipped too?
Microchipping is not just for dogs; cats can and should be microchipped, especially those who spend time outdoors or have a risk of getting lost.
Can a pet microchip fail?
While rare, microchip failures can occur, such as being undetectable by a scanner. At Vet At Your Door, we ensure the microchip's proper placement and functionality during the implantation process.
Microchipping your cat is a responsible step toward ensuring their safety. Vet At Your Door offers a stress-free microchipping service right in your home, making the process comfortable for your cat and convenient for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (207) 536-8387, email email@example.com, or fill out our online form. Trust us to provide your cat with this vital form of identification.