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    Default Microchip or not?

    I'm wondering if there is a real benefit to microchiping my dog.
    What's the norm now days and what are the benefits?
    Are there different kinds?

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    Absolutely microchip.

    I view it like putting my name on my on my luggage that I carry on the airport, or my laptop that I put through the metal detector.

    Nowadays, I don't believe you can get health clearances done unless your dog is microchipped. I know I just had my dog's eyes redone and they scanned him and verified a match before proceeding.

    I can see no reason to avoid microchipping....none.

    I look at the Boz story. Maybe, just maybe, if Boz had been chipped, those clowns at the animal control would have made a phone call before handling it the way they did.

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    I chip my dogs. Its not infallible but it is cheap insurance. I use the ResQ chip, they seemed to be picked up by most readers and there is no annual fee. I've had it checked several times now and no migration from the implant site. They also have a nice website (www.petlink.net) where you can update your contact info. I know others who use Avid and Home Again, both are popular.

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    Yes. Collars can be removed or fall off.

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    Yes, chip. Every pup that leaves here is microchipped. Even if the owners forget to register it in their name, it's still in mine. Too cheap to do to even waste time considering not to do it.
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    Yes and as Chris said, should you want to have any health certifications done in the future most require a chip number before any certifications are done.
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    Absolutely no question about it! Chip and protect Your Dog!

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    To animal control, police, court of law, it could be the only way to make sure your dog gets back home...not chipped and "it's just another black (yellow, choc, etc) dog".

    All pups are chipped before leaving here, too. I've had 2 calls that put the pups back where they were supposed to be. One was a pup of a soldier who was currently in Afghanistan. I was on pins and needles until I got the call back from him since his phone was disconnected (since he was deployed, no need to keep the stateside phone operating), thankfully I had his .mil address. I already had it arranged with the vet's office to pick him up if I couldn't get in touch with him, which they could legally let me do since the chip was still in my name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    Absolutely microchip.

    I view it like putting my name on my on my luggage that I carry on the airport, or my laptop that I put through the metal detector.

    Nowadays, I don't believe you can get health clearances done unless your dog is microchipped. I know I just had my dog's eyes redone and they scanned him and verified a match before proceeding.

    I can see no reason to avoid microchipping....none.

    I look at the Boz story. Maybe, just maybe, if Boz had been chipped, those clowns at the animal control would have made a phone call before handling it the way they did.

    Chris
    Absolutely, I've been chipping litters for years. I've had several dogs returned to their owners because I was tracked down as the purchaser of the chip even though the owners never registered in a database despite my stressing how important it is to register the chip in a database. This year I started registering my pups in Canine Animal Recovery (CAR) for the client or wrote them separate check to ensure they followed up with their pup's microchip registery.
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