I am thinking of getting Dori microchipped in the next couple of weeks. My vet does it for $40.00. But was wondering how many of you have them?
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5/20/04 at 8:50am
Originally Posted by cazx01
ive been thinking of getting socks microchipped, when hes a bit older
Originally Posted by squirtle
My vets office called me back this afternoon to answer the questions they couldn't answer on the phone earlier today. The lady appologized and said that the girl who answered was new. She said that it costs $40 plus an exam fee of $30, because it takes 10-15 minutes of the vets time, then you have to pay $15 to register with Avida (I think I got the name right) and that is the nation wide one. She did say that their chips can't be read in Europe, so if Dori gets lost and swims across the ocean, they won't be able to read who she belongs to She also said they use a large needle to insert it and it does hurt, her exact words were "some animals are babies about shots and those are the ones that seem to exagerate the pain of the microchip". I am seriously beginning to rethink my vets office. I think they are getting new people and they did get 2 new doctors, and I don't think I like them much. They don't seem to have the compassion for animals like Dori's old doctor she saw
Originally Posted by MissCharlotte
Are microchips universally read from one vet to another vet's scanning device?
Also, I have an observation about Charlotte when I took her to the vet to get spayed. I informed the vet that I had obtained her from my sister who found her wandering around the streets for weeks in her neighborhood. No one is my sister's neighborhood knew who Charlotte belonged to either. Charlotte was already declawed when my sister found her. Obvioiusly, Charlotte had belonged to someone, right? Anyway, my vet never asked if I wanted to scan for a microchip. I suppose I am bad too for not asking to have her scanned. So, my observation is...even if a cat is microchipped, it doesn't mean the cat will ever been scanned and returned to the rightful owner...unless it's taken to a shelter.