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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    I have always had my dogs microchipped, especially the pure bred ones. It doesn't matter where your live, dog theft is a HUGE problem… around here people are having their dogs stolen during home burglaries. There is a story of a bulldog named Carpo that was stolen from a yard, while his owners were outside w/him!!! (They were kids just so you know… teens I think). Of course that doesn't always mean that you will get them back, but I would rather do everything in my power to keep my dogs safe. Tags fall off, collars are removed… it's pretty hard to have a microchipped taken out.

    My vet NEVER uses anesthesia either… sounds like a money racket to me.

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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    You people are scaring the ***** out of me.
    I guess I'm paranoid. With his luck, the chip won't stay where it should and we'll just have more problem.


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    Is there a universal place to register the microchip and if so where is it? I didn't know if there were several websites I would need to register with or if everyone just used the one?

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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    You people are scaring the ***** out of me.
    I guess I'm paranoid. With his luck, the chip won't stay where it should and we'll just have more problem.
    Talk to your vet... ask to see the chip (its smaaaall)... do what you think is best.


    Chip vs. Rice grain.

    It sits right below the skin (not in deep)...

    Heck.. Molly probably has Kevin baby-teeth implanted throughout her body deeper then her micro chip

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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    If you do have a microchip, it is recommended you get your vet to scan every once in a while to make sure all is good with it eg rare cases they cannot read them or they have moved.

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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    Micro chipping is absolutely NO big deal! I have done it so many times, and not had one problem! The registration cards comes with the chips.
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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by paigeh79 View Post
    Is there a universal place to register the microchip and if so where is it? I didn't know if there were several websites I would need to register with or if everyone just used the one?
    Yes. Pet-Trac will register any brand of microchip for a 1 time fee of $20. They are the longest running microchip database and their readers are universal. The website is http://www.avidid.com/pettrac

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    Default Re: Microchipping, Is It a Good Idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    You people are scaring the ***** out of me.
    I guess I'm paranoid. With his luck, the chip won't stay where it should and we'll just have more problem.
    I think there is more of a chance, statistically, of you losing your dog or getting it stolen than having a problem with the microchip being rejected or migrating. It's not that big of a deal and is really up to you. A tattoo would work too.

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