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identichip launches silent microchip scanner

One of the UK’s leading microchip suppliers, identichip, has launched a pocket-sized, silent microchip scanner to help minimise anxiety when a pet is scanned for a microchip

Ideal for noise-sensitive pets, including cats in the run up to the new cat microchipping legislation, identichip‘s easy-to-use, lightweight silent microchip scanner is ergonomically designed to fit into a hand and is compatible with all ISO 15-digit (FDX-B) microchips. 

Its small size also ensures it is not intimidating to pets during consultations.

Tammie O’Leary, commercial lead at identicare, comments: “With compulsory microchipping coming into effect for owned cats from 10 June in England, it is likely that more cats will be presented to check for a chip or to be implanted. 

Many practices are making substantial efforts to minimise fear or stress in their patients, however most microchip scanners beep when they locate a microchip, which can be stressful for animals. 

The silent microchip scanner will help reduce any associated stress for noise sensitive animals.”

Dr Ellie Lee, veterinary surgeon and director at Manchester Cat Clinic, has trialled the silent microchip scanner and adds: “The scanner is a great tool; we really like how compact it is, which makes it less intimidating for cats, and the silence is definitely beneficial to them too.  

As it doesn’t beep, we watch the screen to check that a chip has been detected, but this is easy to do as it’s such a handy size.

The silent scanner can be purchased from NVS, Covetrus or from directly from identichip. For further information email cidentichip.

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