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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Pombina View Post
Just back and my brave boy didn't even flinch!
I'm glad to report that he's healthy if a little overweight at 5kg, she said he should be about 4.5kgs. Oh well!
Glad thats over with now, plus my purse is quite a bit lighter
Great news!
Speaking of a "lighter purse", don't forget to register the chip ... I just registered Phoebe and Simon's chips online (they had their surgeries Friday), the cost was $17.50 each - really a deal for the peace of mind that you get.

(KiKi already has his, all were done during their surgeries - so, I didn't have any pain! )

Gloria
post #32 of 46
The Vet may already have registered the chip, they usually do in the UK, then a couple of weeks later the documentation arrives through the post.
post #33 of 46
Ahhh!, Now that's customer service!
Maybe I'll suggest it to my Vet .
Although, I kinda like knowing it's getting done because I did it - but they could at least have given me a choice.
Thanks flisssweetpea!

Gloria
post #34 of 46
In the US, the vet/shelter will charge a fee for the insertion, then you have to pay the $17.50 to register it (except for our adoptees, that was taken care of).

We took our previous kitty Byron off the streets, and got him microchipped, and he screamed when the vet jabbed him, and wriggled and managed to get out of my arms, and so the vet didn't manage to get it in, so had to do it again. I was so traumatised.... The sound was horrible - we never went back to that vet.

The next vet said normally if they pinch up the skin a few times and desensitise it, they cat is generally fine - the first vet definitely didn't do that - he just jabbed. Poor Byron... We decided not to microchip the next cat because she was indoor only and I was still traumatised!!!!!!

Lucky the current girls got done while they were getting spayed...
post #35 of 46
Don't forget to update your chip info if you move or change other information.
They always need to be current to be effective.

Congratulations to everyone who, in spite of the scary needle, decided to chip your kitties.
post #36 of 46
tomorrow is Stoli's day!!!!!
post #37 of 46
Good boy, Sleeves! I bet you're relieved that it's over too! Has Nismo been chipped or is she next?

Lauren, I'd highly recommend paying the extra charge thing, where you can change your address as many times as you like without having to pay a charge each time! (if that makes any sense at all! )
post #38 of 46
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Yes Beth is right, they will register the info for us on the national computer and we get the docs through the post in a about 4 weeks.
She did say we can update online for free but if we phone to do it, it will cost us! We will be changing addresses in the near future so will definately be changing it online!
Nismo will be getting her yearly check up in January so will get her done then, unless I feel with moving etc it should be done before then, then I'll just pop her up to the vet so get it. I can't imagine she would mind, she purred when she got her first shots My cats are tough cookies
I got worming treatment from the vet last night that you drop on their necks, like advantage and obviously neither of them could reach themselves to lick it off so they took it in turns to lick each other
post #39 of 46
Which company are you with?! I want free updates!! I'm with both Petlog and Identichip and they charge you £10 each time you want to change your details (or a one off payment to become a full member and allow you to change details as many times as you like for free!)

The full membership also gives you help with posters, reward etc if your pet goes missing!
post #40 of 46
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My little card says Bayer. I've never heard of them, I might have a look on the internet later on at them.
post #41 of 46
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My little card says Bayer. I've never heard of them, I might have a look on the internet later on at them.
I believe the Bayer "ResQ" chip is pretty new (if that's what you got)... I had heard about it right before I got Oliver chipped and asked Dr. Kathy but our hospital only offers AVID right now, so that's what Oliver got... I am curious about the Bayer chip though if it is the ResQ chip and you've got any info on it
post #42 of 46
I can't remember if it's a Bayer chip, but Annie had a Thermochip (one that tells the temperature at the same time as giving general information)

Although I agreed to Annie getting this chip, I have since heard some negative reviews about it's ability to tell temperature.

I am yet to have a real opinion on it, but I will let you know!
post #43 of 46
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My little card says Bayer. I've never heard of them, I might have a look on the internet later on at them.
In U.S.---
We get free updates - the company we're with is "HomeAgain" www.homeagainid.com (for Phoebe & Simon). KiKi is Avid - I believe we get free updates with them, too.

Seems like having to pay for updates is wrong - you've already paid for the chip, and the registration - sorry for you guys!

Gloria
post #44 of 46
Stoli had his chip put in today......he DID NOT like it, the had to give him some anesthesia to be able to do it....it took like 20 minutes.....it was awful, but the vet was also full of screaming cats for some reason today
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
Stoli had his chip put in today......he DID NOT like it, the had to give him some anesthesia to be able to do it....it took like 20 minutes.....it was awful, but the vet was also full of screaming cats for some reason today
I'm really sorry to hear you and Stoli had a bad experience, that's so sad! for you!

Hope Stoli is doing ok - maybe he's doing better than his mommy?

Maybe the other cats' screaming contributed to his reaction?

Glad it's over for you and Stoli!

Gloria
post #46 of 46
we are both doing ok. . . .it was horrible to see him so scared! I'm positive the other cats contributed to his reaction because there was this one cat who made SO much noise, awful yowling meows in the waiting room. But it's over and he's registered......
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