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Old 01-16-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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I never really though about it. I figured it would be expensive and I never let my cats out. My new roommate keeps letting him out by "accident". He kept coming right back, until last time. I'm going to try a collar first. He didn't have a collar on because he never went out. Does anyone have a microchip in their pet? Was it expensive?
I have microchips in both of my cats, and had the procedure done at the vet located off of Burke Centre Pkwy, near the 7-11. It's not expensive at all, and I think it's worth it. Talk to your vet for more info.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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I have microchips in both of my cats, and had the procedure done at the vet located off of Burke Centre Pkwy, near the 7-11. It's not expensive at all, and I think it's worth it. Talk to your vet for more info.
How did they do it? Do they inject it through a needle or put it in through a tiny incision? What was the recovery time if any?
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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How did they do it? Do they inject it through a needle or put it in through a tiny incision? What was the recovery time if any?
I'm not sure how they did it. I don't want to give any wrong information here, so it's best to simply ask your vet next time you visit. I can, however, answer about recovery time -- it's next to nothing. The cats were in and out the same day.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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I will definitely ask next time I'm at the vet. Thanks for all the good info!
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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When I went to the Fairfax County animal shelter - there were only a couple of dog for adoption in this huge facility - I did animal rescue when I lived in NJ and know that all shelters are filled to capacity - after talking to someone about it I found out that most of the dogs were wrongly deemed unadoptable and were in the back waiting to be killed
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Wow, that is very surprising. I wonder what they meant by "unadoptable." I'm going out to the Loudoun Shelter next Tuesday and will ask them about this. I do volunteer work with the cats up there, so they know me and would be likely to give me a straight answer.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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That's horrible to think that they would deem a dog or any other animal "unadoptable" just so they wouldn't have to take care of it. I understand that these places are packed, but there has to be another way. Atleast I would think so. That makes me want to go and adopt all the animals out of those shelters. I can't go to them, because that's exactly what happens to me. I end up wanting every one in there, and feel horrible that I can't take them with me. It's so sad
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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When I went to the Fairfax County animal shelter - there were only a couple of dog for adoption in this huge facility - I did animal rescue when I lived in NJ and know that all shelters are filled to capacity - after talking to someone about it I found out that most of the dogs were wrongly deemed unadoptable and were in the back waiting to be killed

If that's the one on West Ox Rd, that's surprising. I park my school bus at the facility next door and see them walking dogs nearly every day...
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