1. Vets and Microchips – A microchip is a no brainer the very first time you get your pet. If you didn’t have your cat microchipped when you got him or her, then have it done. But make sure all your contact information is up to date in case your cat goes missing along the way. In terms of health, make sure that your cat’s vaccinations are up to date. Pay one last visit to the vet before you leave.