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Microchipping Your Cat at Maven Vets

Microchipping is a permanent ID system, which involves a chip, no bigger than a grain of rice being implanted under the skin of your pet’s scruff. 

Each microchip has a unique number, which can be read by a portable scanner, which most vets, including Maven Vets, local authorities and rescue homes have access too; ensuring your contact details can be easily obtained from the central microchipping database. Once your pet has been scanned and identified by their microchip, a simple phone call can reunite you with your pet. 

Microchipping is for all pets...

Microchipping is not only for cats but also for dogs, rabbits, and many more animals, and comes highly recommended by all the team at Maven Vets. It is now also a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped, and all puppies must be vaccinated by 8 weeks of age before ownership is transferred from the breeder. You can be fined up to £500.00 if your dog is not microchipped. It is also worth noting, that if you are planning on taking your pet abroad, they must be microchipped and have a pet passport. 

The Microchipping Process

Sedation is not necessary for the implantation of the microchip as this procedure causes minimal discomfort and can be done in a routine consultation. And don't worry if you can't recall (or know) if your pet is microchipped - It is very easy to check for a microchip using a scanner. We can arrange for a member of the team at one of our Maven Vets to scan your pet and check for a working chip. Rest assured, we all always check that an animal hasn’t already got a microchip before implanting a new one. At the time of implant, you will be asked to complete a registration form, from which your details are then submitted to a national database by a Maven Vets team member. Your details are kept on the database for your pet’s lifetime, and the fee for this is included in the cost of implantation. 

It is important to update any changes to your contact details as soon as possible. At Maven Veterinary Care and Hospital, all our microchips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and can, therefore, be recognised by scanners abroad when used in the Pet Passport scheme.

 Cat Microchipping


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Maven Veterinary Care

609-613 London Road

North Cheam



Tel: 0208 337 2214

Fax: 0208 330 2399

When we are closed, please contact our emergency Vets on-site, Vets Now on 0208 127 0393 for advice on out-of-hours services.




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