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Purr-fectly Safe: New Microchip Rules Benefit You and Your Cat

Starting June 10, 2024, it will be mandatory for all cats in England to be microchipped and registered on a database by the time they reach 20 weeks old. This new regulation is designed to enhance pet safety and improve the chances of reuniting lost pets with their owners.

How to Get Your Cat Microchipped

To comply with this regulation, you can contact your local vet. If you’ve recently acquired a cat, it’s ideal to have them microchipped during their spaying or neutering procedure. Completing this process before allowing your cat to venture outdoors for the first time is also advisable.

Understanding Microchipping

A microchip is a tiny computer chip, roughly the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under your cat’s skin. Each microchip has a unique code that is registered on an authorized database, including the owner’s contact information. This ensures that if your cat is found, you can be promptly contacted.

Importance of Keeping Your Details Updated

If your cat is already microchipped, it’s crucial to keep your contact details current. Many cats remain unclaimed because their owners forget to update their information, leading to heartbreaking separations.

A Note from Us

Even though we are a website design company, at O’Brien Media, we care deeply for our four-legged friends. We wanted to ensure that the new microchip rules are known by as many cat owners as possible. Making sure your cat is microchipped and your information is up-to-date is a simple yet vital step to keeping your beloved pet safe.

For more details on microchipping your cat and the new regulations, visit your vet or check online resources. Ensuring your cat’s safety is a community effort, and we’re here to help spread the word.