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Why should I microchip my cat?

If you have a kitten or an older cat the law now requires the cat to have a microchip and Rabies vaccination.

(Rabies vaccination is so important to protect you cat from this dreadful disease.)

With a microchip, you have the best chance of the cat being returned to you if it is lost or stolen. Microchips are better than a tag on a collar because they cannot get caught on branches etc. and cause injury to your cat.

Microchips are safe and quick to do at your vet. The chip is around the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under your cat’s skin by a tiny injection that is not painful for the cat. The chip is so small you will not even be able to feel it under the skin, but it can be read by a microchip reader which vets and police have access to.

Once the microchip is implanted, your details, along with a description of the cat, will be stored in the Rivia database. After a couple of weeks, you will receive the registration details through the post. You will be able to log into the Rivia database to check the details are correct and here you will be able to edit the data to keep the details such as your address and phone number up to date.

In the case of someone finding your cat, the chip can be read by a vet or the police who will only have access to your phone number. They will not be able to see any other information. This is why it is essential to keep the details up to date.

Our partner, Eurocan in El Campello, has a special offer for the Rabies vaccine and microchip from 15th February until 15th March 2024. This offer is for a discount of 15%. You can contact Eurocan by these methods.

Phone: 965 63 41 88

Address: Avenida Germanies, 7, Campello, Spain


Website: Medivet Eurocan Campello | Veterinario en Campello | Medivet (



January 2024

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