Microchipping cats

Posted on 11th February 2022 | in Community

Pet care tips from Coquet Vets

In December 2021, as part of the government review on microchipping pets and the government’s action plan for animal welfare, it was announced microchipping cats was going to be made compulsory. An official date is yet to be announced.
It is estimated as many 2.8 million cats are unchipped in the UK and as many as eight out of ten stray cats coming into Cats Protection Centres are unchipped (Gov.uk 2021).
Under the new plans all cat owners must ensure their pet is:
•Microchipped before 20 weeks (five months) of age
•Contact details are stored and kept up to date on microchipping databases
If owners are non-compliant with the above they have up to 21 days to have a microchip implanted or could face a fine of up to £500.
As a practice we welcome this new law with open arms. Microchipping is a safe and easy way to ensure you and your pet are reunited if your pet wanders too far or is injured and handed into a vet practice.
We will be holding a promotion in February 2022 where you can have your cat microchipped for £8.00.
If you would like to book your pet in to Coquet Vets please contact us on 01665252250 or email us at info@coquetvets.co.uk


From the team at Coquet Vets

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