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Done within seconds. My kids were chipped at the vets office during their 1st puppy exam. Syringe just under the skin between the shoulder blades.
 

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I'm debating whether to chip my basset. The whole deal is about $100, but he's a 10 year old dog and has a collar with tags on it already. What are the chances that in the next 2-3 years he gets out and gets his collar off? I dunno.
 

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I'm debating whether to chip my basset. The whole deal is about $100, but he's a 10 year old dog and has a collar with tags on it already. What are the chances that in the next 2-3 years he gets out and gets his collar off? I dunno.
The question is what are the chances of someone taking him and removing the collar?

If he is microchipped chances are better getting him back. If someone was to take him and remove his collar they could get him licensed in their name, flaunt him in front of you and if it came down to going to court the other person would win.
 

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I'm debating whether to chip my basset. The whole deal is about $100, but he's a 10 year old dog and has a collar with tags on it already. What are the chances that in the next 2-3 years he gets out and gets his collar off? I dunno.
A vet was doing them at my dog park for a charitable donation of $15.
You had to register it yourself though. Full freight is usually $40-$50. $100 seems like a lot.
 

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That sounds high. We microchip for $40.00 and that includes the registration fee. If you were coming in only for the microchip than you would be charged a $35 office call. Check your local shelter sometimes they offer clinics where they microchip your dog for a nominal fee.
 

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Yeah, the local Humane Society does 'chips for $20 whenever they have a event, and the other shelter does them all the time for $25 (registration included). The feed store does them for $40....so, yeah, call around. I'm sure you can find a better price than that.
 

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Ok kewl. Last year or so when i got my pug neutered they asked if i wanted to chip him but i didnt. I think it was like$40 Not sure if it will be the same price for my lab. My lab wears a collar with tags im just afraid she will get out of the yard somehow and someone try to steal her. Ive been more worried about it since im pregnant and cant go running after her if she did get out. We put up a 6 ft wood fence around the back patio cuz i was so worried about her jumping the fence or breaking it, it was just lattice. I might get my pug chipped alos cuz he doesnt wear his collar n tage unless hes goin for a walk becaue my lab will chew his collar off. Thanks for the info.
 

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I've always microchipped my pets. The vet usually does it at the same time that the animal gets his/her Rabies Vac. at 4 months. It doesn't seem to hurt any more than a vac injection.

I feel it is just another way that your pet might make it home if it gets lost or stolen. There are stories of pets being reunited with their owners, after Years of being lost, because of microchips. I also heard that when Hurricane Katrina hit...animals were being sent across country and then the rescue groups were scanning the pets and many of them had micro chips and were eventually returned to their owners.

Additionally, if your dog wears a collar and tags, the tag that comes with the microchip MAY be a deterrent to thieves. They might think twice about stealing a dog that has permanent identification.

In any case, the $40-$100 it costs to microchip is well worth it. IMO :)
 

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I agree that 100 sounds a bit high. We charge 30 dollars for the placement and then it's like 15 to register it. We don't charge and office visit either if you come in just for the microchip.

I have Bridgette chipped and she as awake for it. It's just as quick as vaccines...needle is a bit bigger, but they are pretty resilient :) Had to get one of my gets microchipped too as he's a lot more interested in trying to escape the house than my female who's terrified of outside :)
 
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