Evaluation of collars and microchips for visual and permanent identification of pet cats.

  title={Evaluation of collars and microchips for visual and permanent identification of pet cats.},
  author={Linda K. Lord and Brenda Griffin and Margaret R. Slater and Julie K Levy},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={237 4},
  • L. Lord, B. Griffin, J. Levy
  • Published 15 August 2010
  • Biology
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
OBJECTIVE To determine the percentage of pet cats still wearing collars and having functional microchips 6 months after application. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS 538 client-owned cats. PROCEDURES Cats were randomly assigned to wear 1 of 3 types of collars: plastic buckle, breakaway plastic buckle safety, and elastic stretch safety. Each cat was fitted with the assigned collar, and a microchip was inserted SC between the scapulae. Owners completed questionnaires… 

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