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Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had their labradoodle microchipped? The vet suggested doing it when she gets spayed but I was just wondering if there are any side effects or long term negative effects that anyone knows of.

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I micro-chip all my dogs and all my puppies are also micro-chipped before going to their new homes. We do it at 5-6 wks of age. I don't know of any ill effects or side affects due to micro-chipping as long as the proper sanitation is followed. I highly recommend micro-chipping :)
 

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We also microchip all of our dogs. I chip the puppies too, before they leave to their new home.
My new vet (also a breeder) has said to do it at 5-6 weeks of age OR when they are out for surgery.
It is a good idea to list two references on the registration.
It is invaluable. If, God forbid, your puppy ever gets lost any vet/animal control officer can find you right away. If someone steals your puppy, when they take him to a vet, the vet will scan the chip and know that the pup isn't registered to the person bringing him in.
It is a very good thing to do.
The only long-term issue that I know of is that sometimes the chip migrates from the shoulder to different body parts. This isn't serious, at least I am not aware of it being serious.
I strongly support and recommend microchipping.
 

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I heard that the chips they are making now have little "prongs" (not really prongs but something that like takes hold and can't float) to keep them from traveling to other parts of the body. Whether this is true or not, I don't know. I haven't ordered anymore chips since I heard this but plan on asking this question with my next order. Anyone else hear this?
 

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I have not heard this, Diane, but I am only going by my personal experience...Lexie's chip migrated to the side of her shoulder. It doesn't matter because I don't think it is a danger...but I can feel it. It is about the size of a grain of rice. (She had hers implanted about 2 years ago. They may do it differently now.)
 
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