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Micro chips


kentuck_ike

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How many of you would spend an extra $25 to have a puppy micro chipped by the breeder before you take them home?

For anyone who doesn't know, a micro chip is a perament form of identification that can help return lost pets.

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I had it done with my lab pup. Seems like a very small price to pay for the chance that it could bring your lost pup back home. Think of it this way, $25 is only about the price of one bag of dog food and way cheaper than any of the upcoming vet bills! I say go for it!

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Maggie my lab has the chip. I decided it was a small price to pay to increase the odds of getting her back if something happened.

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I discussed this with a few different breeders and some prefer tatoos over the chips. The micro chips are only read by certain kinds of readers, I believe there are about 3 to 4 different manufacturers at this time depending on what part of the country you live in. If you don't have the right reader then it will not show up. A tattoo is permanent and doesn't require a reader for identification. If you've ever lost a dog you will realize that both are worth it.

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My GSP has a chip. I call it his Lo-Jack.

If it wern't for his Lo-Jack chip I wouldn't have gotten him back this fall.

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Hey Boiler, how's it going?

Do these chips really only cost $25??? I always was going to ask the vet about that and never have gotten one in either dog.

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I would jump all over it. I just had my puppy done last month and it was $55.00($25.00 for the chip and $20.00 for the registration). I also have a two year old female lab that has one too. Libby's was only $35.00 from the same vet and same company in 2003. It is added insurance and a small price to pay if you ever need to use it. My new male pup's breeder actually required the chip as part of the health guarantee.

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Hey Mark,

Who does the tatoos? Been thinking about having my Griff done now that I have him registered with the AKC & NAVHDA.

Know anyone in the cities?

Thanks Chris

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Lawdog, You wouldn't believe what I've been through lately if I told ya.

Anyhoo, at the vet in Slayton the chip and registration was 45 bucks. The chip itself was 25 smackers, registration was another 20. Still worth it.

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Thanks for your input guys. I am a Brittany breeder, and I am thinking about either chipping all the pups I sell (which means increasing the cost per pup) or offering the option to have them chipped to the new owners.

The chips are $25 & lifetime registeration is $15, I feel it is well worth it and I have all my dogs chipped.

Thanks, Ike

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My dog has the chip and it worked once already.

Even though she was just in the back Cul De Sac they still called me to let me know where the dog was at.

I didn't even know she got out, the kids left the gate open the night before so she got out right away in the am.

Got the call about two hours after I let her out for the morning.

Benny

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