Microchipping questions - Maltese Dogs Forum : Spoiled Maltese Forums


SpoiledMaltese.com is the premier Maltese Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Spoiledmaltese is a resource and forum for information and help with your Maltese. We do not support or endorse the selling of animals on this site.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
munchkn8835's Avatar
 
Name: Donna
Dog's Name: Ollie
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,695
Default Microchipping questions

After Smudge got out for about 3 1/2 hours the other night with no collar, my hubby is finally saying okay to microchipping both of our furbabies. So, what is the best chip to get....if there is a choice! Also, what about chipping clinics?
__________________
munchkn8835 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
eiksaa's Avatar
 
Name: Aastha
Dog's Name: Gustave & Mieka
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,876
Default

Hmm, Gustave got his when he got neutered. The vet just did it. I wasn't even aware there were different types.
eiksaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Maltese Guru


 
Sylie's Avatar
 
Name: Sylvia
Dog's Name: MiMi, Ray and RuRu
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hidden Valley, CA
Posts: 8,953
Default

I think the chips are all the same. Some can be registered with any of the companies, others need to be a one particular place. Ray is registered at Petlink, MiMi is registered with Home Again. I prefer Petlink. Home Again tries to trick you into paying an annual fee for services you really don't need, but they do it in a underhanded way that makes you think it is the annual cost of registration. You pay only one fee, one time.
Why don' you have your vet do it now, while Ollie is there? I don't think it makes much difference which you get.
__________________
MiMi & Sylvie
Sylie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
jmm
Maltese Guru
 
jmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 9,106
Default

Most veterinarians and most shelters offer microchipping. The only real consideration for brand is whether or not you need an ISO compliant number for travel overseas.
__________________
JMM - JaMi Maltese, Home to Performance Maltese
Becoming a Follower on our Blog!!!
jmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
munchkn8835's Avatar
 
Name: Donna
Dog's Name: Ollie
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,695
Default

Won't be taking him overseas! I'll have Ollie done when he gets his teeth cleaned or before. Smudge will be done whenever Steve gets her in the crate.....not something I do!!
__________________
munchkn8835 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
edelweiss's Avatar
 
Name: sandi
Dog's Name: Kitzel & Liesl
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 11,405
Default

Donna, be sure & register him on-line too rather than just w/the vet.
__________________
Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.), - St. Bernard
"Life without a maltese is like summer without ice-cream." - St. Edelweiss
"Until one has loved an animal,
part of their soul remains unawakened."
"Wag more Bark less"
edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
LoveLucy's Avatar
 
Name: Gail
Dog's Name: Lucy
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 510
Default

You know, Lucy had a microchip (unregistered) when I adopted her--it's Home Again, and I got it registered. But a several weeks ago I had her at the vet, and I mentioned to him that she had an odd "bump" near her spine at about the middle of her back. The only reason I noticed it is because I pet her so incessently--LOL. Anyway I showed him where to "feel" for it, and as he was doing so..he was saying 'that's odd..." and then his eyes lit up and just as he figured out what it was, I said "is that her microchip?" That's what it was! She's quite lean, and you can feel her spine (doc says she's OK, just a lean dog). Anyway, he said it probably migrated down and that they usually put in higher--like at the shoulder blade. I'm thinking about asking him to put in a new one when she gets her dental. I'm afraid if she ever DID get lost (again--she was a stray before I got her), that maybe they wouldn't find it down so low when the scan for one? Or am I being paranoid? I do like Home Again--I like how I get e-mail alerts of missing dogs in my area..
LoveLucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
AshleyAndSophiePup's Avatar
 
Name: Ashley
Dog's Name: Sophie
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 1,016
Default

I elected to have Sophie microchipped during her spay. They say it's the size of a grain of rice that goes between the shoulder blades. They told me because of Sophie's size they wanted to do it while she was under since the needle is so big


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Sophie, Ashley, & Keiko Kitty


AshleyAndSophiePup is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com