I have chipped a lot of cats. Most don't even seem to notice, though once in a while you'll get a little noise of objection. Even though it's a big needle, it's very sharp. Basically it is just a quick injection, and then you're done. They don't really bleed unless you are unlucky enough to hit a good sized venule (extremely rare).
I've only seen one bad reaction (my own cat, of course); he developed a sterile abscess all down his leg. After that I always gave a dose of homeopathic Ledum 30c after chip implantation and never saw any other problems.
Jean Hofve, DVM
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.