Microchipping Your Feline

 

Complete Microchipping Services

For Your Beloved Feline Friend

Chicago Cat Clinic is the longest standing feline-only clinic in Chicago. Our team of licensed veterinary professionals strongly recommends having your cat microchipped. This offers a practical way to locate your feline if he or she is missing from home.

Even an indoor-only cat has a strong chance of getting lost at some point in his or her life. ID tags are the first line of defense but most animal shelters and veterinary clinics are equipped with scanners for microchips making implantation a highly effective way to get your friend home safely. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We are happy to help!

3 Benefits of Microchipping

Important Factors to Consider:

Quick & Easy Process
Implanting a microchip in your feline only takes a few seconds and the chip itself is very small. The injection will cause minor discomfort to your feline for a brief moment and usually has no side effects. This is a quick and easy process for both you and your companion.
Permanent Identification

Microchipping your feline ensures its identification will not be lost, removed, stolen or compromised in any way. Although the chip may shift in position with age, implantation offers a life-long solution to locating your lost or stolen loved one.

Your Own Peace of Mind

Even if you are careful about keeping your cat indoors, others may not be. Microchipped felines are much more likely to be found and safely returned home than animals with no identification or ID tags only, which can easily break off or be removed.

Perks of Using HomeAgain

We will register your newly microchipped feline with HomeAgain for one year. Benefits of the annual membership include: proactive outreach to local PetRescuer volunteers, medical insurance for lost cats, travel assistance for found cats, the 24/7 medical hotline and more

 

What to Expect

The Process: Before, During & After

Microchipping your feline is a quick, easy, mostly pain free process. The chip is about the size of a small grain of rice and is usually inserted under the skin between your feline’s shoulder blades. The injection takes only a few seconds and will only cause mild discomfort for your cat. We will scan and register the chip before implantation and double-check the registration and identification number after insertion.
The chip is not connected to a GPS system but it is connected to a database with your ownership information, so it is important to remember that the chip is useless if the registration is not up to date. Otherwise, this is a one-time process that lasts the cat’s lifetime!

FAQ’s

We Are Often Asked:

Should I Microchip My Indoor Cat?
Yes! Even if you have an indoor-only cat, we all know our cats can be sneaky. Also, visitors to your home may not be as careful as you. Microchipping means permanent identification for your feline should he or she become lost.
What Happens After My Cat Is Chipped?
Your feline now has a permanent form of identification as long as you keep the registration up to date. If your cat becomes lost and is scanned by an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will be able to return your feline safely to you.
Why Should I Renew With HomeAgain?

HomeAgain offers many perks that other services do not. Benefits of the annual membership include: proactive outreach to local PetRescuer volunteers, medical insurance for lost cats, travel assistance for found cats, the 24/7 medical hotline and more.

Why Choose Chicago Cat Clinic?

Extraordinary Care in a Calm Environment

Feline-Only

No canines means less stress during your cat’s visit!

Devoted Team

Our entire staff has dedicated our careers to cats!

Opening Hours

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