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Dark night safety for cats starts at home.

Sept 2020_A_Cat

Dark night safety for cats starts at home.

Cat safety is on every vet’s mind as the nights start to get darker much earlier, including Rouken Glen Vets' head vet Richard Black.

Now is the time when, unfortunately, there’s an increase in the number of cats brought into veterinary practices following road traffic accidents at night.

Dark night safety for cats starts at home. Richard and the Rouken Glen Road team has put together a checklist of things you can do to help keep your cat stay safe this time of year, including:

  • Clever ways to encourage your cat to stay indoors at night
  • Making your cat more visible to drivers, and,
  • Microchipping your cat as a priority

Download our Dark Night Cat Safety checklist

Nights in with you might not always seem the most appealing option, especially when there’s a rubbish bin to rumble or a mouse to hunt - sometimes a cat’s gotta do, what a cat’s gotta do.

One Thing You Must Do Now:

Give your cat the best chance of being reunited with you quickly, should they have an accident or get lost at night, by getting them microchipped now or checking the details on their existing chip.

Richard recommends that even though it’s not a legal requirement (yet) for cats to be microchipped, every cat owner should make it a priority, and keep their contact details up to date.

Already chipped the cat? GREAT! However, too many pet owners forget to update the information on the microchip database when they move house or change their phone number, making it just as hard for vets to contact them, as when there was no microchip at all.

Not being able to locate the owner of a cat that has been found wandering or needs urgent medical attention, is something we absolutely dread.

Don’t delay, get your Cat Microchipped today.

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Before you go, here’s a little reminder to download our handy Dark Night Cat Safety checklist.

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