Did you know, there are over 10.9 million pet cats in the UK?

With this huge number of pet cats, it sadly becomes a reality that cats are going missing on a daily basis. They are notorious for wandering off and exploring a bit too far away from their home, and this can often lead them to trouble.

The UK government has announced plans to make it compulsory for every pet cat in the country to be microchipped. It has been the law for dogs and puppies from the age of 8 weeks to be microchipped since April 2016. Since this change in the law, there has been a significant increase in the amount of lost dogs being reunited with their owners – which is fantastic news!

We all love our pets and we would hate for them to go missing. This is why microchipping is so important. If you haven’t had your pet microchipped yet, contact your local vet to book in an appointment. It is quick and fairly cheap, but could save you and your furry friend a lot of upset.

Read the Sky News article about the UK governments plans here.

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith is a huge animal lover and has always been passionate about the wellbeing of pets. She currently has a rescue dog, Stewie and a corn snake, Samson, but has experience of looking after various different pets over the years.

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