Microchipping is a quick, easy and one-off injection which places a tiny microchip under the skin of the scruff of the neck. Each microchip carries a unique number which can be read by a portable scanner and will allow the authorities to contact you should your cat become lost or stolen, and may help in any dispute regarding ownership.
Your information is kept for life on our practice computer system and a National Database and the fee for this is included in the cost of the implantation. If your cat is found and its chip number identified, it is a relatively easy matter to reunite you. The chips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and so can be recognised by scanners abroad.
Whilst the microchip with its unique number will remain with your pet for life, it is possible to update your personal details on the National Database as and when required.
A European reporting system which monitors reactions to microchip implantation has failed to identify any significant problems in the last 6 years.