I knew that, but I thought I heard somewhere that the scanner will still pick up the chip so then it is just a matter of finding the right scanner for that particular chip. Is this true?Originally posted by Nichole+May 1 2005, 06:46 PM--><!--QuoteBegin-dhodina@May 1 2005, 06:32 PM
One point to make.... there is not a scanner out there that will pick up all brands of chips. Each brand has it's own scanner. So if lost and you have a home again chip and the shelter has an avid scanner it will not pick up the number. I had my lab tattoo'd for this reason. Till one scanner does it all and one database holds all info the tattoo works better. My horses are tatttoo'd in their upper lip it is what gave me the idea.
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Carol Ann@May 1 2005, 05:43 PM
We just had Beastie microchipped when he was neutered a little over a week ago. The vet said to have it done during the surgery while he was under anesthesia already, because it's done with a very large bore needle and is painful. She implanted a "HomeAgain" brand chip. I'm not sure about local chips or bargain chips. This one is a nationwide pet recovery service. If you're unsure, call your vet and ask. If you want more info on HomeAgain, the addy is: http://www.HomeAgainID.com
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Theresa@May 4 2005, 08:50 AM
I have a question, If you had to choose between a tatoo or the chip which one would you prefer? I think the chip is great as long as the person takes the dog to a place it can be scanned. I like the tatoo because its visable to the eye.. I just think if any one found Summer they would just keep her
My cleaning lady found a toy poodle the other day (no collor had nails done so you know she belongs to some family that cares about her) and can't find the owner I told her to call the SPCA and the local pound to see if anyone has called. She was just checking the paper everyday.