Whose Dog is Microchipped?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Is your dog? Mine isn't yet, but in my city this summer, they're going to do it for free at the local animal shelter, so I'll have it done.

    Your dog hasn't had any kind of side effects from it, has he/she?
     
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    We had it done several years ago and it hasn't bothered her at all. I never think about it, except when we get the yearly bill to continue the service.
     
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    My dogs are chipped. They didn't have any side effects as far as I know.
     
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    What's the annual fee to keep it going?
     
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    We don't pay an annual fee.
     
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    I don't have dogs, but my cats are chipped. Every cat I've ever had chipped has had more issues with the car ride to the vet than the chip itself.
     
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    My dogs are both microchipped. No problems.
     
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    Ours is between $15 and $20 a year. Off the top of my head, I don't remember the exact amount. Sorry!
     
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    :lol: So true!
     
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    Do you get any special services for the yearly fee?
     
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    My doggy is chipped and she has never had a problem. We don't pay a yearly fee.
     
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    Same here. I've microchipped with 2 different companies and just paid A one time fee.
     
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    How much does it cost to get a chip put in?
     
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    Both of ours are chipped. Not a single problem. No annual fee. I saw what was implanted, it is smaller than a piece of rice. Neither of our dogs even blinked when they were "installed." :) They both wear a tag on their collar that indicates they are chipped. I get an email from our service every year asking if our contact info is up to date. Otherwise, we don't even think about it.
     
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    I think ours was around $80 per dog.
     
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    Three of our four dogs are chipped, and so is the cat. The youngest puppy is not chipped yet because he has a rare skin condition that requires a bunch of dips regularly and they don't want to chip him then for some reason. As soon as the vet will do it, we will have it done.
     
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    My dog had a microchip. I had him for 14 years, and he was microchipped when I adopted him from the Humane Society when he was about a year old. Never any issues. No fee to maintain. They were fairly new at the time, and some people didn't want them. It was an option at the adoption.

    Neither one of our current dogs has one. DH doesn't want his dog to have one. Not sure why. I can't catch my dog to get him to the vet! (He's a stray with "issues.)
     
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    All the pets I've had as an adult have been chipped. I can't really think of why not to. They've never had any issues or anything. I've never had to pay annually.
     
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    Lola cried when she got chipped. No problems because of it though. Her microchipping was included in the adoption fee and we don't pay a yearly fee.
     
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    yes our dog is and it is peace of mind knowing if he got lose he has a chance if someone took him to a vet....no side effects...it is maybe $15/yr for the service. we use Home Again and send email alerts for lost animals.
     
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    My welshie is chipped. I asked for it to be done as part of the buyers agreement. There is no yearly fee. He hasn't had any problems.
     
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    I use this for my cat. I just got the email and I believe it's $17.99 for me to renew. Our cat was required to get a microchip before moving here. She never had any problems with it.
     
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    My dog is chipped. She didn't have any side effects I have Home Again.
    $16.99 per year
     
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    Good info guys, thanks.

    So, it looks like a few of you pay annually, but most of you don't. My area uses Home Again too & I see from you guys that that company DOES charge the yearly fee. Not that this whole thing isn't good, but great, another bill to pay! :mad:

    Then, I'm sure they'll make me apply for a license too, which is an annual fee for that too. I know it's the law, but some people just never got it.

    In my city, it's $25, but when I go on this certain day this summer, they'll do it for free.
     
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    My pet store has a clinic and it's only $25. I think I am going to do it for my cat next time I go. I want to try him on a leash outside while I am out reading and relaxing this summer. It will be peace of mind if he takes off.
     
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    One retired greyhound and three down-South rescues (mutts). All chipped by the various rescue entities.
     
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    Both of our dogs are chipped.
     

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