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Microchipping via appointment, short notice and immediate appointments
available call:

T: 01206 231 093

M: 07848 455 123

£25.00 per cat

£35.00 per dog

Breeders welcome and discount for over 5 pets.

Microchipping is now a legal requirement for cats within the UK

How Is A Cat Microchip Implanted?

A cat microchip is implanted through a syringe that injects it underneath the skin. Although there is no universally agreed upon location, a cat microchip is usually implanted between the shoulder blades. At approximately 12mm long, it is about the same size as a grain of rice. Implanting a cat microchip only takes a few seconds, and it is meant to last for the entirety of your cat's lifetime.

Is The Cat Microchipping Procedure Dangerous?

Cat microchipping is considered very safe. As with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of side effects. These include:

  • Potential migration of the chip into another location

  • Tumor development at the injection site (although this is extremely rare and no proven cases at this time)

It is important to note that side effects have occurred in a very small portion of cats, and are considered very rare compared to the tens of millions of cats who have received microchips. When it comes to microchips, the potential rewards far outweigh potential risks.

Will The Microchip Implant Hurt My Cat?

Microchipping cats hurts about as much as having blood drawn. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. The needle is required for the injection causes a pinch during cat microchipping procedures. Because it is only a momentary injection, no local or general aesthetic is required. Because it is quick and fairly non-invasive, the cost of cat microchips is very reasonable.

Will A Microchip Tell Me My Cats Location?

It is important to understand that a pet microchip is not a GPS device providing real time tracking capabilities. Rather, a cat microchip is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device. 

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