Whether a cat used to come and go as you like or one that does not leave your house, the ability to go for a walk or escape and not return is always latent. About 8 million cats are lost and end up in the shelter annually. Sadder than this statistic is to know that these 8 million, only 2% returned to their owners. The reason? cats are not properly identified.
While most cats refuse to let a necklace position, the reality is that for their safety need to carry in your body a form of identification.
Collar with identification To start we suggest that even a house cat, you should always have some form of identification. We also recommend that to accelerate the process of adapting to their new trousseau, buy more than one collar. Are a few of your cat “disappear” in their desire to live in freedom. But do not get discouraged and keep trying, the cat will learn.
The best way to keep a cat with collar is taught from childhood. Keep in mind that the necklace you buy is one specific to cats. These are made of an elastic material and very flexible in order to help the cat loose from any surface without getting stuck. Many also come in luminous material to find in the dark. This not spend hours at night looking for him in your garden. In addition to the necklace, you must place a small plate with your current phone number in case of emergency.
Microchip After leading a life with cats sharing have come to a conclusion: cats are nudists. Neither you like to have a collar around his neck. Interestingly, the techniques used to remove them, always stylish and dejártelos front door.
If your cat simply can not bear the collar on his neck there is another way to keep identified, the microchip. This is a crystal ball as small as a grain of rice that the veterinarian injected in between the shoulders of your cat with a syringe. The microchip includes an identification number in addition to your general information (address and telephone). The process is quick and painless so you do not need anesthesia.
NOTE: Today, most shelters carry out the procedure at the same time sterilize the cat so if your cat was adopted from the shelter is very safe already have their microchip installed.
After the process, you will be given a specific number along with a form for you to fill with your information and send it to the microchip company. It is very important to stress that if your information changes (you move or change your phone number) you send the changes to the company. Not having the right information can have dramatic consequences.
The microchip has a great advantage over the collar, your cat will not take it away. If your cat is lost and is found and brought to the shelter, the shelter “scan” your cat to see if it has the microchip. After removing the number, they will call the microchip company which in turn give your information to rescue the cat and the story will have a happy ending. However, if the information is not valid, your cat runs the same sad fate as any cat that is not adopted.
It sounds like a spy movie but do not think that serves to know where the pussycat is 24 hours a day. The microchip does not act as a locator, only activated when using the scanner. The reality is that the microchip has proved a great invention to avoid sacrificing cats that do have owner.
Collar with identification and Microchip course, the microchip is useful if the cat is brought to somewhere that can be scanned. But what if you find a neighbor who does not know microchips? This crossroads leads to the best solution for security gatuna: have you a collar with identification and microchip installed.
It may sound paranoid, but just talking to someone who has lost a pet will remove from your mind the idea. Remember that your cat has no idea of what happens, it will suit your collar and continue its peaceful and safe life … and you too.