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15 May 2024
Cats & kittens

Microchipping cats and kittens


It is now a legal requirement to microchip your cat or kitten. 

This is a simple and low-cost procedure. A small electronic chip encased in a smooth glass bead is inserted by needle under the skin in the scruff area. The chip can be implanted can be done during a consultation appointment, vaccination or during a neutering procedure (whilst the patient is anaesthetised). The chip is a simple device which transmits a unique 14-digit identification code to a chip reader. The chip itself contains no personal information but is registered through a microchip registration company to your contact details. It is essential that you update your contact details with the chip registration company so that they can contact you if your pet is found stray. 

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