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Adult Cat Advice – Microchipping

Should we get our cat microchipped?

Microchipping your cat is also the best way to get them back to you should they become lost, if taken to a veterinary or rehoming centre a simple scan will allow someone to look up your contact details and get them back home safely.

We don’t recommend putting collars on cats, especially if they are let outside to roam, because they can easily get caught and cause severe injury or death.

Call us on 01439 771166 to book your cat in to be microchipped with us.

Whose responsibility is it to keep the microchip details up to date?

It is the owner’s/keeper’s responsibility to ensure the details registered to the microchip are kept up to date. Microchip details can be stored with a number of different microchip companies. At Edgemoor Vets we have the ability to scan and read your cat’s microchip number, so we can let you know who you need to contact to update the microchip details.

What details will be registered with the microchip?

The details registered to a microchip usually include some of your own details including, name, address and contact telephone numbers or e-mail should anyone need to contact you if your cat is found. They will also take some of your pets details such as breed, colourings, age, whether they are neutered and any medical conditions that are useful to know about.

How big is a microchip?

About the size of a grain of rice.

Is it painful when the microchip is implanted?

The needle to implant a microchip is slightly larger than a standard vaccinating needle so can cause a little pain, but this usually only lasts a few seconds, after which most cats are none the wiser.

Get your cat’s microchip free of charge when you join our Health Plan.


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