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Old 10-29-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Question Micro chip - how old?

When can I get Bella micro chipped? She will be 11 weeks old this Sunday. She goes to the vet again at 12 weeks and I can know I can ask him then but thought I would ask all you knowledgable folks now.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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one of my cats was chipped at about 12 weeks..... the other was about 18 weeks......

bailey was about 16 weeks ..... no idea when dave was chipped........
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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When can I get Bella micro chipped? She will be 11 weeks old this Sunday. She goes to the vet again at 12 weeks and I can know I can ask him then but thought I would ask all you knowledgable folks now.
There's probably not a minimum age. The chip is TINY and will always stay in place, even as your dog grows. Bandit was about a year old when I had him chipped.

Regarding your chip:
1) Every time you move or get a new phone number or whatever, be sure to update your record with the chip's company. The chip does no good whatsoever if they don't have the most up-to-date record on you.
2) Your county animal control department probably has a form where you can register your chip number with them as well. Do that, too. That way, if the animal comes in to the shelter and they scan and find the chip, it'll register in their database and they'll be able to contact you directly. Saves time and makes it easier on them...and betters your chances that you'll get your dog back.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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one of my cats was chipped at about 12 weeks..... the other was about 18 weeks......

bailey was about 16 weeks ..... no idea when dave was chipped........
How much did it cost?
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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There's probably not a minimum age. The chip is TINY and will always stay in place, even as your dog grows. Bandit was about a year old when I had him chipped.

Regarding your chip:
1) Every time you move or get a new phone number or whatever, be sure to update your record with the chip's company. The chip does no good whatsoever if they don't have the most up-to-date record on you.
2) Your county animal control department probably has a form where you can register your chip number with them as well. Do that, too. That way, if the animal comes in to the shelter and they scan and find the chip, it'll register in their database and they'll be able to contact you directly. Saves time and makes it easier on them...and betters your chances that you'll get your dog back.
Thanks for the info!! I will make sure to do that.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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How much did it cost?

all 4 are shelter adoptions and it was part of their adoption fees...... along with the spay / neuter, shots, bag o' food, etc........
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Go in for check up get chipped.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: California
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No age limit...but the animal has to be big enough...It's a huge freakin needle! But the chip is small..size of a grain of rice. I did Jax, our new kitten at about 10 weeks...and he was barely 3 lbs.
Vet does ours for $39 and it includes registration. Our old vet in another state charged $25 and then the Micro-chip company charged another $25 on top of that for the # to be registered in your name.

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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My pups were all done at the shelter when adopted. The youngest was 8 weeks. But here it is a city law to have all dogs, cats and ferrets microchipped. It is only about $25 at my vet
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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$40 was about the cost of Bandit's. I don't remember precisely, but it was right around there.
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