I receievd a chihuahua yesterday and he has been microchipped.I would like to get my other 2 microchipped.I was wondering is there a site to visit about information about them.Do u have bunches to choose from.The one he has is avid I visited there site but do not see prices.was going to call tommorow but just wondering if I could find anything in the mean time thanks
Avid only provides chips in larger quantities than you need. Check with your vet or local Humane Society to see if they do it. There might be a couple of animal supply places that will sell you one or two. Make sure you register the Chip with AVID or you will be wasting your money. If you have never given a shot, I would recommend you have someone else, that has some experience, do it. When I worked at the Humane Society, I helped give shots, but won't do the microchip. It is a big needle with a large hole.
ok so the breeder must have gave his to him then.No I would not do it either.I will call the vets tommorow and see what they say about it.Just thought maybe a site would tell me something about them.thanks
my mom works at a vet and i guess a lot of people are bringing back there pets to get the chip out, because its causing problems for some pets i couldnt really here her because i was in the shower but i think she said some pets have died. i was going to get it for my puppy when i got him fixed but i dont want to risk anything.
I was considering it for my persian cats and the reason I would compare that to your dogs is because chihuahuas are also tiny and usually fairly thin. I was told that it would have been best to do it at the same time when they were spayed because the needle is so big and my girls are so small. It goes between the shoulder blades. It might be painful so while they were under anesthesia for something else would be the best time to do it. In my case the only chance I'd need it is if one of them sneaked outside so I would be very interested in hearing more about the possible risks the last person mentioned. My vet said it was about $50 total and that included registering it and that there were no additional or future charges. But they didn't suggest that there was a possibility of complications from it. I would think that since they know I am a nut about my babies they would have said something about risks.
I know nothing of health risks with the microchip, but I am so thankful we had it done to our dog. Daisy slipped outdoors when my husband and I had company over. We panicked and looked everywhere for her. Thankfully she was brought to the city pound by someone and they scanned her and she was back home by the next day. It was totally worth the $50 and a visit to the vet.
I don't know where some of you are getting your information from about microchipping, but it's wrong. I microchip my puppies at 8 weeks, the needle is not huge, of course it's bigger then one that would be used to take blood, but I have personally held my pupies, and the most I got was a squeak. The chip is placed in between the shoulder blades under the loose skin. Micro-chipping to me, is essential, and I would never sell a dog with out one.
I also have all my puppies microchipped. I have had people request not to have it done but i truely believe all dogs should have a microchip put in. I breed mastiffs, cairns, and westies. The needle is larger than a shot but the puppies don't seem to mind it much. I buy my own Avid chips and the vet inserts them for a couple bucks each(I don't like needles).