Although microchipping your cat is not yet a legal requirement in Ireland, we highly recommend this simple procedure to increase the chances of you being reunited with your cat should they wander off!
Having your pet microchipped is quick and largely painless. It is a simple procedure involving the placement of an electronic chip (about the size of a rice grain) under the skin at the back of your pet’s neck. Once inserted, the chip is there for life and does not need to be replaced or updated.
Veterinary clinics and animal welfare organisations routinely ‘scan’ stray animals for microchips. If the animal is chipped, the chip number will appear on the scanner and the owner’s name and details can be retrieved in minutes. The owner can then be contacted and a safe return home for the animal can be arranged. Simple!
If you have any questions or would like to get your cat chipped, contact the clinic.