Originally Posted by PerfectPit
I heard it's rare for the micro chip to move but it has happened. I have mine read every time he goes to the vet but I have OCD lol. The only time I heard of having a dog tattooed when that guy went to trial for abuse for tattooing his dog (most likely excessive)a few years back.
I thought migrating chips was rather common, but idk. I only got him chipped because my ex and his family would always let him out in an unsecured front yard when I wasnt around and I wanted to make sure he had something always on him just in case. Now that he is with me and the ex is gone its not too terribly important he has the chip, because he is always contained 100%. Its just odd he has that little lump. If I moosh on it, it does feel like a chip so idk. I dont go to the vet or anywhere like that often so when I get around to it Ill have them scan him.
I know which one you are talking about and imo, its dumb they even said anything about it, the dog was under anesthesia and its his dog, but whatevs lol
I know lots of kennels and some rescues do it but I dont know anyone personally that has.
Originally Posted by ames
speaking of microchips (I hope thats all it is for your boy Pookie) but not every reader can read every chip. And if you don't renew your information every year its not going to be in the system. My vet didn't tell me I needed to do that each year or that not all readers can read all chips, they gave me the impression that once chipped I would be fine. Just wanted to mention in case the place didn't let you all know that either...
I read the packet that came with his and it says to make sure you update your info if you move but that it doesnt need to be renewed every year, but idk I do need to update the info on it though lol.
I didnt know not all readers could read the chips though, thats kind of stupid..