3. Check if they’re microchipped
Dog breeders are legally required to register every new puppy and have them microchipped before the pup can go to their new owners. If this hasn’t been done, you might want to consider a different breeder. When your puppy goes for their vaccinations, the vet will scan their chip to make sure you’ve been given the right documents.
Cats currently don’t legally need to be microchipped, but it’s still a very good idea to get this done. We’ve all heard the stories of cats who wandered far from home. Getting your kitten chipped means they’re more likely to be returned to you – especially if, like some pet parents, you decide not to use a collar and tag on your cat in case of injury or easy removal by someone else.