Can a microchip harm my pet?

The chipping of pets is totally free of risk and pain. When chipping dogs, no side effects of injections are known. For cats there is a low risk for a tumor development at the injection area (even when having normal vaccinations), which lies about 1 of 10,000 for vaccinated cats. Therefore, a chipping with a pet identification chip (microchip, FDX-B) has been classified internationally to be safe and is recommended by animal welfare organizations and veterinarians. The chipping process itself, however, should only be performed by veterinarians.