Microchipping

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by .Alice., Nov 14, 2006.

  1. .Alice.

    .Alice. New Member

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    Heya all

    I was just wondering if there is an advised age to get a puppy microchipped. Would it be best to do it as soon as possible or is there a certain age the pup has to be?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bobsk8

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    The answer is on this page , and it states 5-8 weeks old , the pup's can be microchipped.

    http://www.avidmicrochip.com/
     
  3. dr2little

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    All of my dogs are chipped when they're altered, so my pups are done between 4 and 6 months and any rescues are done immediately. That way they're under while it's being put in. While some people do in without anesthesia, I would rather spare them any unnecessary pain if possible. It may only be the size of a grain of rice but I've seen it done many times and it is a bit painful.
     
  4. .Alice.

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    Thanks! The breeder offered to get it done with the first set of vacs, but I thought I remembered someone saying they had to be six months. Must have been my imagination :p

    Hehe, thanks again!
     
  5. Dulce Pit Bull

    Dulce Pit Bull Pit Lover

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    My dog was not "under" when she had hers put it. It wasn't painful at all for her, no yelping, or discomfort.

    It took a fraction of a second. The trick is REGISTERING the microchip, otherwise it's no good!
     
  6. ToscasMom

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    My breeder chipped my dog before I got her. I picked her up at 9 weeks.
     

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