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Thread: Microchipping Your Pets

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    A friend works in a vet's office. She pointed out that animals with microchips are not put down at most shelters as they really try to locate the owners. After some of the nation's disasters pets were returned to those owners who they were able to reach due to the microchips We had it done to our pet.

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    We have microchipped our indoor only cat. She has gotten out once thru the garage. Luckily we found her 3 doors down under a neighbors boat trailer. It was a scary moment but hopefully if they had caught her they would have taken her to the vet.

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    Funny, I had the same thing happen...my oldest dog's chip stopped scanning recently (she's almost 13 and was chipped when she was about 2). We opted against re-chipping her though; she's an old lady who never leaves home and nobody is going to steal a giant, elderly, half-blind mutt. My two younger dogs are much smaller (and are also rescued mutts) and their chips are working fine. They were all chipped by Home Again.

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    Well, never thought about having the microchip checked. When we adopted Nibbs, we changed the microchip info with the company, but I never thought about checking to make sure it's actually there! Thanks for letting us know.
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    I have my dogs microchipped. Freya was spayed at the same time my older dog was being spayed to keep her subdued as she was only 6 months. Both were fine after the ops. During the operation they chipped Freya after the insertion and could not find the chip they tried a second again thought it was unusual to have 2 faulty chips so number three worked. Each time she goes for her yearly injection they check them.they scan her all over but still only find one.

    The vet was amazed I hey kept disappearing
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    Anyone thinking about not having a chip might want to think about more than theft. You never know when a disaster can strike when you are not around. It is a way that you can be reunited with your pet should something happen. No part of the country is exempt from some sort of disaster and you need to protect your animals.

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    WE have our beloved Avatar chipped and the foster cat we are watching (maine coon) chipped; it just takes one clap of thunder and they run. So it was our way of making sure the furbabies were safe.
    Good to see you Auntpiggylpn again !!!
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    I also had my dog tatooed. She was a show dog but I did the tatooing because if someone picks her up or steels her and tries to sell her to a testing lab, if she has a tatoo, then they can't use her for any type of testing. It only cost me 25 way back when but I felt it was worth it. The chip in my little American Eskimo helped last yr when she got out and got lost for 2 days. I called animal control and they said first of all the rarely get the orginal ones (little ones) so that narrowed down the search for the right owner if they found her plus I had the chip in. She was so scared after being away from home for 2 days, it was cold and rainy, she hates the rain. She was so scared that it took them awhile of trying to play with her to get close enough to scan her. It was such a relief when I got her back. By the way, she won't step foot outside of our yard now and when doesn't want to come in all I have to do is act like I'm closing the door and she comes running in. She learned her lesson about the big scary world.
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    Last year, I found 2 beautiful purebred male cocker spaniels puppies alongside the road in a truly rural area. They were filthy, starving and covered with burrs & fleas. I picked them up, not wanting them to get hit, and took them along to my vet. They were scanned by at least 3 vet techs and both vets and they were not chipped. I called and went everywhere trying to find the owner(s) and no one claimed them. So after a month of living with 3 cats, 1 6 yr old shepherd and 3 puppies about 4 - 6 months of age, the vet's aunt adopted the puppies. They are living the life of Riley now and happily adjusted and my sanity returned too. Long story short, had they been chipped the dogs would have been reunited with their people but no one even looked for them, that I'm aware of, and they are living a good life with a woman who devotes her life to them.

    So yes, my critters are chipped and I will have my vet check the chips on their next visits.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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