Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 39

Thread: Micro Chipping pets

  1. #1
    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    1,467
    I finally decided, after some debate with myself, to start micro chipping my indoor cats. So, for Rudy's yearly exam, I arranged for him to be chipped.

    Little bugger! The night before, doesn't he slip out the door!! He's done this before a couple of times but always stays in the back yard and returns in 15 mins when he figures out I'm not going to play the "chase the cat" game. :-(

    Not this time! He not only stayed out for over two hours, he went into the neighbor's yard! You'd think with him being 95% white and, at 10pm, he'd be easy to spot but NOoooooo they couldn't see him and neither could I. Errrrr! So, we locked everyone else in the house and propped open the garage's side door. Sure enough, he eventually came home.

    This little episode reinforced my decision to micro-chip everyone as their yearly exams come up. For $68, he's now chipped. Big needle, I cringed, he could have cared less. Vet said they all usually react more to being vaccinated than to be chipped. Go figure.

    What they don't tell you is, even though they keep his chip ID on file in the office, they don't register it with anyone. That's the owner's responsibility using a form they give you. So, you can register them for $18.50 for one cat or $50 for up to five cats, one time fee. I have to give them a call to find out if I can register Rudy now, pay the $50, and register the others as their turn comes??

    Rudy is my avatar. As you can see, if some critter doesn't gobble him up on his next escapade, he's so cute someone may decide to keep him or turn him into the Rescue league.

    Has anyone had any experiences with chipping? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,692
    Tink is chipped...but it is in the ex girlfriends name, because she worked at the place at the time. I don't know how to get that changed...if anyone does...could you please post it...

  3. #3
    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    3,414
    Both of my dogs have micro chips. Thank God I've never had to use it.

  4. #4
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    all three of my girls are chipped. And also, Thank God, we have not had to use it!

  5. #5
    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    1,467
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Tink is chipped...but it is in the ex girlfriends name, because she worked at the place at the time. I don't know how to get that changed...if anyone does...could you please post it...
    Rudy's chip (AVID technology) is thru a company called PETtrac (800-336-2843). In their application form, they list an "Information Change" option for $6. I'm guessing, if you don't already know the chip company's name, that you could go to your vet (or perhaps shelter) to have the chip read; the chip may contain the company name and/or number to call. Good luck!

  6. #6
    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    1,467
    Good grief! I just noticed my spelling error in the title! No, I'm not "shipping" Rudy anywhere, pest that he is! I had him "chipped." As if you guys couldn't guess that on your own!

  7. #7
    quiltluvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lost in a quilt shop :-)
    Posts
    1,353
    We adopted our furry baby when he was 6 mos. old and was already chipped. I have him registered with PetWatch. I found out at his last vet visit that over time the chip does move. When scanned, it used to be around his shoulder area, now it's down the leg. No problems with it ever. I think they are a wonderful idea and thankfully so far we have never had to use it.

  8. #8
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,692
    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Tink is chipped...but it is in the ex girlfriends name, because she worked at the place at the time. I don't know how to get that changed...if anyone does...could you please post it...
    Rudy's chip (AVID technology) is thru a company called PETtrac (800-336-2843). In their application form, they list an "Information Change" option for $6. I'm guessing, if you don't already know the chip company's name, that you could go to your vet (or perhaps shelter) to have the chip read; the chip may contain the company name and/or number to call. Good luck!
    Thank you!...I am going to go and look at her "papers" maybe they have the info there...Thanks again...She doesn't even go into the back yard without us, but accidents happen, so I would like to be able to rest easy.

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    dreaming of a simple life. Living off the grid!
    Posts
    3,310
    our little puppy was chipped when we got her 3 months ago, this was a great reminder i forgot to send in the paper work. i guess i better do it asap.

  10. #10
    Super Member 0tis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    2,671
    I chipped my French bulldog when he was young - thankfully have never had to use it. I have two more Frenchies that are due to have chips too. I think its a great idea - if they get lost or stolen - they can be identified easily.

  11. #11
    Super Member lalaland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yakima, WA
    Posts
    2,481
    All my animals have the AVID chip, I don't remember having to do any extra registration for them.

    My son lives in TX, I live in CA, and while visiting him last year we took a lost dog into the local animal shelter. I refused to leave until I knew if he was chipped or not (if not, I think my son would have had himself a new pet). He was, whew! The gal at the shelter said if they're chipped, they can read it regardless of the manufacturer (I'm assuming AVID isn't the only chip on the market).

  12. #12
    Senior Member allie1448's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitby, Ontario. British expat
    Posts
    643
    Blog Entries
    1
    My boys were chipped as babies and it was a good thing as I then emigrated to Canada and it was a requirement of them travelling! I would always have them chipped just to give me another way of finding them if I they were ever lost. It also gives me a discount on their Pet Insurance!

  13. #13
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,046
    My bulldog is chipped. She was an expensive present from my Boyfreind, so he had it done for me. Thank goodness we have never used it either!

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    619
    My pups are chipped. Registered with the vet and he can keep up with our number if it should change. The way they do it. Of course, there is some insurance you can also buy that I haven't. Has anyone? Is it worth it? I think it only pays if they are hurt if they run away or something.

  15. #15
    pookie ookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Trifid Nebula
    Posts
    1,305
    Everyone here is chipped except for my girl who a skin problem. Worries me because she can't wear a collar either. She has a tag on her harness but only wears that on walks.

    Shelter pets here come with a chip but you have to send in the form and pay the $18. Also keep the info handy in case you need to contact the company upon moving.

  16. #16
    Senior Member anniec55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    844
    When I adopted both my cats from the Humane Society, they micro-chip and register them before you leave with them!! The younger was a kitten when we brought her home she was so little that you could not only feel the chip but see a bump under her fur. Not now, she has filled out and you would never know it. It is amazing the technology involved and how easily they are placed!!! I too have not had to use and am glad that they are protected!!!

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    High Entropy Zone
    Posts
    1,250
    We used to chip emu's back when exotics went for big money and were stolen a lot. It is a really easy process. Most people think nothing of lojacking their laptops and have gps locators in phones and cars. Why not chip a pet? One of these days, we're going to be able to just ping for those sneaky little beggers that get out of the yard. :thumbup: It will make it so much easier to get them back home. I can see it now...the new Apple IPhone "we've got an app for that" advertisement.

  18. #18
    yorkiemom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Friendswood,Texas
    Posts
    221
    My yorkies are all chipped. It's a shame these days you can't trust anyone.

  19. #19
    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    1,467
    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    our little puppy was chipped when we got her 3 months ago, this was a great reminder i forgot to send in the paper work. i guess i better do it asap.
    I'm glad then that I posted this. One never knows what might be useful info. :-)

  20. #20
    Super Member QBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    1,467
    Quote Originally Posted by lab fairy
    One of these days, we're going to be able to just ping for those sneaky little beggers that get out of the yard. :thumbup: It will make it so much easier to get them back home. I can see it now...the new Apple IPhone "we've got an app for that" advertisement.
    I guess they have something like that where you use a hand held device to home into the transmitter around their neck. Unfortunately, last time I checked, it only worked if you were practically on top of them.

    What I really need is a big butterfly net! :)

  21. #21
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,958
    My dads dog is chipped. I want to do DGD dog. Next trip to the vet.

  22. #22
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    Same with my furbabies. Well worth the money :)

  23. #23
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,890
    My 4 dogs and several of the cats are chipped. Worth the heartache should they become lost.

    If you move, don't forget to call the company where your critter is registered and change your address. You would not believe how many folks do not do this, Fido gets lost, we scan, cannot trace the owner down because they moved and forgot to let the company know.
    Although the needle is large, it is hollow allowing for the chip which is the size of a grain of rice. It is inserted between the shoulder blades just under the skin where it stays for the life of the dog for those who wondered.

    Not all scanners work on all microchips. Even Universal ones can be persnickety. If your vets scanner does not read it, maybe try the shelter near you.

    Did you know you can chip your quilts?

  24. #24
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    My girls are registered with "Home Again" I think

    I had heard about chipping quilts. If I ever create a masterpiece then maybe but my work is not good enough to chip. I am assuming that it is washable without destroying the chip.

  25. #25
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    I never heard of micro chipping a quilt. What a great idea!
    Someday we'll have to microchip our eyeballs :(
    I don't know how people can do that type of thing.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.