Microchipping Your Cat
A collar tag with current information is an important first step in keeping your cat safe, but they are not foolproof. Cats can slip out of collars, and collars can be removed. That's why microchipping is a smart idea. Pet microchips are small identification devices that look like a grain of rice. They are implanted safely beneath pets' skin, similar to a vaccination. Microchips give pets a permanent, unique identity that makes them instantly recognizable when read with special, hand-held scanners. This increases the chances lost pets will be returned to their owners.
Banfield locations across the country now offer microchipping for pets, along with free pet scanning and convenient hours to help reunite more lost pets with their families.