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Cat microchipping to become a legal requirement


Cat microchipping to become a legal requirement on 10th June 2024

The new rules mean cats must be implanted with a microchip before they reach the age of 20 weeks and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a pet microchipping database. All owners must have their cat microchipped by 10th June 2024 and owners found not to have microchipped their cat will have 21 days to have one implanted, or may face a fine of up to £500.

Microchipping is free for members of our Pal for Life Pet Health Scheme.

For added peace of mind, members are also entitled to free vaccinations for life, free consultations, operations for medical reasons and investigations as well as discounts on medication, food and pet care products. Speak to a member of staff to find out more.

Microchipping is a safe and permanent method of identification that increases the chances of a lost cat being reunited with their owner.

The procedure is quick, simple, and no more painful than an injection and costs less than £32. There are no ongoing costs and updating your details is easy.

Make sure you’re compliant and book an appointment today!

For more information on microchipping your cat click here