Being able to easily identify your cat is a prerequisite to keeping it safe and well. Even cats kept totally indoors can often escape, and easy identification of all cats is crucial. Microchipping is by far the best way of accurately and permanently identifying cats. Some people also like their cat to wear a collar if it does go outside as it provides an easy means of identification. However, make sure you choose a ‘snap open’ safety-type collar that allows the cat to escape easily should the collar get caught. Click here for more information on choosing, using and fitting a collar.