The easiest way to get your cat microchipped is to take him to your vet. You can then contact the registry company to sign up online.
- You can also look up a microchip registry online, and find either a local vet or a pet supply store that provides microchipping.
- One popular microchip registry is Home Again (public.homeagain.com). Home Again makes their own microchip but allows you to register any microchip with their registry. The cost is $17.95 per year.
- Avid (www.avidid.com), another large microchip registry, charges a one-time fee of $19.95 to maintain your microchip number with your contact information in its PETrac system.
- Some pet stores, such as Petco and Petland Discounts, have microchipping services. You can find out these at www.LuvMyPet.com. These stores use Home Again.
- Free Pet Chip Registry (www.freepetchipregistry.com) allows you to register any microchip number from any source — for free.
- Found a lost cat and gotten it scanned? You can look up any microchip number at a free site maintained by the American Animal Hospital Association: Pet Microchip Lookup (http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org).