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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Well the blimp is home

We just got back from the vet's office where Bailey got his third set of shots. After everyone there stopped oohing and aahing over him, they put him on the scale. He's 6.15 lbs. at 3 months old.

BTW, they suggested giving him one more set of puppy shots at 4 or 4 1/2 months old. Is that unusual? They also said it would be better to microchip him when they're doing the neutering.

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Well, Geri, he may be blimp but he is very very cute blimp.

Regarding the shots, what does your breeder recommend? I don't have any input for the microchip as my breeder microchips all her puppies before they go to their forever homes.

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Posh was chipped at her spay at 6 months. I don't think it really matters...I think it's just important "get 'er done."
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My two were both chipped when they were spayed/neutered.


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He sure is a cute Blimp!!!!! I watched both my boys get micro-chipped, Jasper by the breeder and Cash by the Vet. Neither was phased by it at all.




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Hmmm! I wonder why she was so reluctant to do it today. Oh well, I'll do it with the neuter. BTW, is there a typical cost for chipping? She also mentioned having to fill in paperwork to get them registered after microchipping.

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Geri,

Bailey is soooo cute! IWAP!!

We paid about $40 in Florida this winter to get Cazzie chipped at the vet's. The assistant did the actual implant, which was good, because the assistant was a woman and Cazzie loves women! They just put an ice pack between his shoulder blades and he never let out a whimper! There was much more anxiety on DH and my part when we were shown the size of the needle! There was a cost then to register the chip with the manufacturer but it wasn't much as I remember.

Hoping Milo is over his jealousy and fully accepting Bailey as his little brother. Cazzie appears to be over his "anxiety wetting" or whatever that was. We are getting out for nice walks twice a day now and that probably helps.

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Geri, your 'blimp' is as blimpish as Pablo was. My Vet also suggested a 4th set of shots, because he said that some people believe it doesn't depend on the number of shots, but more on their timing. Meaning, when they get their 1st shots before 8 (?) weeks, that might not have an effect whatsoever because their immune system isn't ready to produce the antibodies yet. Also they still have their mom's Ab's which leads to false positive titers. However he didn't push it and said, that they recommend it for dogs that are at risk (going to daycare, dog parks, etc.) and I chose not to give it to Pablo.
As for the microchipping: I believe we paid $50 for the chip, placement and regular registration package with HomeAgain. Pablo got his with the neutering. I honestly don't think they if it's done w/o sedation. It's just a thicker needle that goes under their skin, that's it.

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Geri - blimp or not I adore Bailey. The micro chipping doesn't really hurt but since he's small some vets prefer to do it so it doesn't hurt at all when they already have to do a procedure. Also, the one extra set of shots is just insurance - there is a very small percentage of pups that for some reason or another don't get immunity until after 16 weeks and they don't really know which do. Some get it after the 1st shots, others the 2nd and so on.


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Jackson got his chip for about $45 and had it done during the neuter. I did notice his back was a little sore when I brushed him afterwards for a few days, but he was on pain meds for about 3 days and it may have just been that he was a little sensitive from the surgery.

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