I've been told this requires a pretty large-gauge needle, therefore microchipping is often done on animals who are under anesthesia for other purposes (e.g., spaying or neutering). Is the process very painful for a cat?
Christie R. asked on Jan 8, 2013
It is a larger gauge needle than a regular vaccination. However, it is not necessary to require anesthesia. It's a very quick process and only takes a minute. If you, however, are going to be getting a surgery done at the same time, it makes sense to do it all at once. Again, it's not necessary and this is common protocol amongst veterinary clinics. Thanks!
Jennifer S. from Self replied on Jan 8, 2013