What is an Identichip?
An identichip is a tiny microchip which has a unique identity code. This chip is implanted under the skin of your cat between his shoulder blades, in the same way as a vaccination injection. Unlike a collar and tag the Identichip is permanent and the code is registered with the owners on a national data base, which is accessible 24 hours a day.
The chip can be read by a scanner which the majority of vets and rescue centres use. If your cat is found and taken to any of these centres he will be scanned and re-united with you as quickly as possible.
When can the chip be implanted?
This can be done at any visit. Generally new kittens are chipped at their second vaccination. Another opportunity for your cat to be chipped is when he is neutered, as he will be anaesthetised. For older cats we can implant the chip at any routine appointment, including at his annual booster.