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    My pets are all chipped, the girls all have tattos, but Kaos's is fading, black Tat on black ear!

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    I paid $40 for Baileys chipping and that includes tattoo and lifetime registration, she was entire at the time. As far as I am aware (i am positive my vets dont) the fee doesnt alter no matter whether dog is male, female, entire or desexed.

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    I think microchipping is a good idea only if the information on it is up to date. I am having trouble at the moment changing a dogs details as I don't have the change of ownership paperwork needed to do it. You also need to check with the registrar a few weeks after lodging your paperwork to make sure the details have been changed. All going well and assuming the Council, Vet, Pound etc scan your dog if it is found wandering, the microchip is worth the money.

    Ear tattoos I do prefer especially with females as at least you know they are desexed. Especially good for rescues as it saves money, time and stress related to surgery if you can see straight away there is a tattoo for desexing.

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    I feel like i have been living under a rock lol.
    I have never heard of tattooing for the general public dog. I was never asked if i wanted it done when getting my dogs desexed! I would of opted for it.
    Its a wonder why they dont do it standard with MC.
    In regards to the MC moving...I'm pretty sure the pounds, vets etc would be aware of this and run the scanner all over the dog when checking for a MC!
    I'm all for MC. It's saved many lost dogs being put down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macca691 View Post
    I feel like i have been living under a rock lol.
    I have never heard of tattooing for the general public dog. I was never asked if i wanted it done when getting my dogs desexed! I would of opted for it.
    Its a wonder why they dont do it standard with MC.
    In regards to the MC moving...I'm pretty sure the pounds, vets etc would be aware of this and run the scanner all over the dog when checking for a MC!
    I'm all for MC. It's saved many lost dogs being put down.
    You can still get it done macca. If your dog(s) got under a general anaesthetic for anything else just remember to ask them for the tattoo(s) It doesnt cost extra!

    Also unfortunately not all councils check for MC's AT ALL!!! When Bailey went missing and I rang the RSPCA and AWL they explained that the council I am under are REALLY slack. They often give the wrong description (breed, colour etc), dont check for tags or MC. The RSPCA had a dog come in that had been with the council for 3 days, and it had an ID tag!!!!!

    Hopefully it will become policy in the near future

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    My 2 adults are microchipped, my puppy isn't.

    My pups breeder doesn't believe in microchipping until they are at least 5 months old just because it seems more traumatic on a small pup.

    I think they are a good idea, having them migrate isn't all that common (migrating FAR anyway) and whenever I see people checking for chips they always scan the neck and right down and around the shoulders.
    I feel safer having the chips in.

    I had never even heard of ears being tattooed for MC purposes until now.
    My females ears are tattooed because she has been spayed (even though I asked them not to grrr)

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    I'm in favour of Microchipping and Tattooing. Its about the best we have at the moment. Having said that. I'd like to see Councils doing a bit more regards Owner responsibility. Staying in a Lovely Beach Holiday Park at the moment, on Good Friday and over the Easter we had 2 very large, untrained and nasty dogs hanging around.(obviously town dogs) Council dog catcher, or police in fact no-one would help with the problem. What good identification then ? ?

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    i am all in favour of microchipping, even if the council doesnt scan the dog any shelter it goes to it will be scanned, usually by a few different scanners as well as a walk through scanner that can pick up the microchip no matter where it is on the body

    most councils are useless with strays and lost dogs/cats, most are in such a hurry that they never fill the forms out properly, but the guys who work in shelters care enough to double check everything (in vic of course, not sure about the rest of aussie)
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    both of our dogs are microchipped, every year when we renew our council rego we have them scanned to make sure they can be found and they are working. it is a bit of a pest taking the dogs with us but the peace of mind more than makes up for it.
    our vet also checks the microchip, he has had a couple that have stopped working, our dog is almost 10 so he has advised us to have it checked annually. neither of our dogs have tattoos, I think it is a great idea but here in SA a lot of people dont know about it, so i dont know how much value it would be.

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    I like the idea of microchipping, but we never actually got around to microchipping her. I might still do it.

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