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Old 11-04-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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What are the dangers of chipping? any issues with migration?

Kitten goes in for spaying next Friday. They will chip for $20.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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my cat and both dogs are chipped as are my families pets and weve never had a problem with migration.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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How many years? This is a new kitten, just 4 months old. I'm assuming he'll have 18 years, more or less.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: California
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All my animals in the last 15 yrs have been chipped. Have never had a single problem in all of that time, both dogs and cats. Just one more step you can take in order to keep them safe.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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both cats (age 6) and both dogs (ages 5-1/2 and 2) are chipped and i have the vet check it when we go in for routine stuff .... never had a problem...... and it is one more way to help kitty come home if she does go wandering on her own.....

btw ... $20 is a bargain.... cost me over $50 to have a fella chipped while i was having him vetted in preparation for going to a foster home...... might want to make sure that includes the activation fee, as well.....
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: California
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both cats (age 6) and both dogs (ages 5-1/2 and 2) are chipped and i have the vet check it when we go in for routine stuff .... never had a problem...... and it is one more way to help kitty come home if she does go wandering on her own.....

btw ... $20 is a bargain.... cost me over $50 to have a fella chipped while i was having him vetted in preparation for going to a foster home...... might want to make sure that includes the activation fee, as well.....

LTTP: I'm guessing, it does not. The last 2 cats I had chipped, I noticed they broke it down....so yes, $20 for the chip, but another $25 to actually register it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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There are reports of health problems from chips, but most are from years ago when they first started. Today, they are manufactured better and less subject to health problems.

If you look at all the cats that have had medical issues it's probably only a fraction of a percent compared to the number of pet cats euthanized because the shelters were overlaoded and they couldn't locate the owner. The chances of a cat having a health problems from a chip is very small compared to the danger of being euthanized because of lack of identification.

Which risk are you willing to take?
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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It may be required where you live. Where I live if you cat isn't chipped and your cat goes to the pound they wont return it to you.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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I say no, because I had all of my cats chiupped a few years ago, since then, we moved, so the information needed to be changed, and I was able to get the serial number from the vet, so i went to the website, and they want $50 a year to "update" you information, and keep it current in case someone calls. RIP! They don't tell you that when you pay the intial fee. So, it makes me wonder...if your cat is chipped, and lost and found....and they call the place...do they actually contact you, if you are not paying the fee?
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: California
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I say no, because I had all of my cats chiupped a few years ago, since then, we moved, so the information needed to be changed, and I was able to get the serial number from the vet, so i went to the website, and they want $50 a year to "update" you information, and keep it current in case someone calls. RIP! They don't tell you that when you pay the intial fee. So, it makes me wonder...if your cat is chipped, and lost and found....and they call the place...do they actually contact you, if you are not paying the fee?
I don't know who you were with....When we moved..I paid $6 per animal to change my info with Avid
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