by Gayle Bentham
There are many benefits to getting your cat microchipped and the procedure can be done relatively cheaply and painlessly at your local veterinary surgery. A microchip is very small, about the size of a grain of rice. Using a syringe, a vet can quickly insert a microchip under the skin of a cat around its shoulder blades. Microchipping a cat costs around $30-$50 in the USA and £20-£30 in the UK.
Microchipping a cat is one of the best ways to identify your pet. While collars and tags work well also, while these can sometimes get lost, a microchip can’t. Some cats dislike wearing collars – they can cause discomfort and become snagged easily. Even if your cat doesn’t mind wearing a collar there is still the chance that it can become lost.