Thinking about home microchiping

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Thinking about home microchiping

Postby JurisMyDiction » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:22 pm

was wondering what people's thoughts were. i worked at an animal hospital as a kennel asst./tech for quite a while and i know how to administer the chip. they want $65 to do it at the vet and i get buy it online for 25 (registration included) and do it myself. any thoughts as to why this is a good/bad idea?

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Postby pickleyone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:39 pm

i find this very intriguing. but i come from a background this is very diy. i would like more info on the site to read it myself, if that's okay. around here no one microchips, so i'm not sure anyone would even think to test it for that, but still good stuff to know for in case.

how did you do it at work?

did they feel a lot of pain or was it one of those instantly over with type procedures?

please elaborate.

thanks.

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:56 pm

It's simple to do.
If you can inject a vaccine you can do a chip.
The needle's bigger, is all.
Some dogs will need to be restrained so as not to nip during the procedure but most barely notice.
We use 24petwatch, not AVID. 24petwatch lets us register the chip to the owner for free.

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Postby pickleyone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:59 pm

:peace:

wow. thanks.

i sort of imagined like a surgery or something. (now i can do duck and chicken surgery, lol, but stillllllllll. wanted to know a little more first.)

who knew it would be so easy.

thanks again.

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:02 pm

Nope, it's no more than giving them a shot. The main thing is to get it under that skin and then kind of...it's hard to describe, kind of pinch around the needle tip under the skin as you withdraw to make sure the chip (which is a tiny tubular thing) stays there as you withdraw the needle.

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Postby pickleyone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:04 pm

so kind of like you would do subq anyway to make sure no medicine squirted back out.

you have really made my day.

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Postby pickleyone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:05 pm

:dance:

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Postby JurisMyDiction » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:05 pm

it's a big a** needle that you slip subcutaneously between the shoulder blades. pop down the lunger, and pull out the needle. most dogs don't even flinch. they sell the microchips in sterile containers on ebay. haven'tt searched other sites buti'm sure they're there.

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Postby pickleyone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:07 pm

:thumbsup:

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Postby pickleyone » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:11 pm

i was imagine something more similar to one of those things that makes sure you can't steal a shirt from the store. lol. i can't stop laughing. of course it would be tiny.....lol. lol

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Postby JurisMyDiction » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:15 pm

oops didn't notice so many replied while iw as typing... so what are the advantages/disadvantages of the different brands? homeagain? avid?

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:22 pm

Well mainly AVID is very expensive. For us, we're working on our 501c3 but don't have it yet, and 24petwatch charges us less than $5.00 per chip, I think it's like $4.85 or so per chip. AVID wanted, like you said, $40 or more per chip. Forget that.
We just buy ours in lots of 25 and implant them ourselves.

Not sure about HA but we like 24petwatch. They work fine and are more cost effective to us and the adopter.
AVID charges the adopter to register which results in fewer people registering (surprise!) - and as you know, an unregistered chip is useless.

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Postby JurisMyDiction » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:26 pm

i will look into them for our pups. 24petwatch have a website? ah i'll just google it when i'm through being lazy.

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Postby JurisMyDiction » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:27 pm

here's an avid on ebay for 25
http://cgi.ebay.com/Avid-Friendchip-Mic ... .m20.l1116

hope i don't get in trouble for posting the link!

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:33 pm

That's good, if it's legit - you can sometimes find clinics who do it, such as a vaccine clinic, etc.

www.24petwatch.com is the site for the chips we use.


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