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Microchip Question

Timmy got his microchip when he was about 5-6 months old, after his neuter. I had Mae microchipped when she was spayed about a month ago. I can't feel Timmy's chip, nor my cats, but I can clearly feel Mae's. Those of you who chipped your dogs can you feel them? She's not bothered at all by it so I wasn't going to call the vet I just think it's odd.

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I can feel Emmie's microchip but it's not as obvious as it was when she first had it implanted during her spay surgery.

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I can feel Busters. It was implanted when he was a puppy in the summer of 2010. By the way, it has moved several inches away from its original location (between his shoulder blades) towards his right shoulder. I made the Vet double check it with his scanner.



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I can feel Piper's, it feels like a large grain of rice between her shoulder blades. It was put in by the breeder around 8 weeks old, if I remember correctly, and it's never seemed to bother her.

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yes they can migrate, here's more http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...icrochips.aspx

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I've never been able to feel Kodi's.

I was wondering what people do who choose to delay spay/neuter. (Which I probably will do with my next puppy) It seems to me that the greatest chance of losing a dog is when it is young, and not fully trained. So to wait to microchip until spay/neuter could be risky. OTOH, from what i've heard, it's a fairly uncomfortable procedure if it is done while the puppy is awake. Any thoughts?


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Tim was done at a clinic after he was neutered, probably about 6 months and he didn't even yelp, imagine that? I was just lazy with Mae, I would have chipped her sooner. Another sad reality for chipping is the case of a dog being stolen and sold, although I doubt that type of buyer would check for a chip or consider chipping themselves. My two are always with me and won't even go outside by themselves so I hope there's not a possibility of running away. I confess that about a month ago, before Mae was spayed, I dropped Tim's leash on our walk and only realized this when I was't fumbling to untangle their leashes like I usually am. I'm not sure how long he was loose but he walked at my side the whole time.

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I can not feel my boys, but I've always been able to feel bella's. I think it's because she is so thin.





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I can't feel Whimsy's. I had it done before her spay. She didn't make a peep.

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Tim was done at a clinic after he was neutered, probably about 6 months and he didn't even yelp, imagine that? I was just lazy with Mae, I would have chipped her sooner. Another sad reality for chipping is the case of a dog being stolen and sold, although I doubt that type of buyer would check for a chip or consider chipping themselves. My two are always with me and won't even go outside by themselves so I hope there's not a possibility of running away. I confess that about a month ago, before Mae was spayed, I dropped Tim's leash on our walk and only realized this when I was't fumbling to untangle their leashes like I usually am. I'm not sure how long he was loose but he walked at my side the whole time.
Ha! I am not at all worried about Kodi running off or getting lost in that sense, but I do worry about a car accident. You hear tales of dogs that get away at crash sites, frightened and confused, (possibly injured) and run. It's in that sort of circumstance that I think it might be very useful. Or a natural disaster like Katrina... dogs that are chipped are much easier to reunite with their owners.

I look at it as an easy, safe, extra bit of insurance I hope I never need to use! I'm glad to hear it was so easy for Timmy, though. That makes the decision to have it done separately from spay/neuter much easier!


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