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  1. Maximus

    MaximusSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Since, my baby boy dosent were a collar and I'm kind of assuming he really never will. I was wondering how everyone felt about micro chipping? The Vet said she could do it the last time we were there but I got nervous. I just wanted a few more opinions.
     

  2. Moonstone

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    All my cats and dogs have a micro chip.

    It takes one second to insert it.

    Because of their nakedness, I ask my vet to inject the micro ship between the 2 shoulder blades. This way it's completely invisible and well protected.

    When it's done in the neck, it can get off, when the cat scratches, or when the collar rubs, and I think it's not beutifull because sometimes we can see the chip through the skin...
    Beurck !
     
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    I'm with Moonstone, it's always a good plan since you never know if they will wind up somewhere they shouldn't. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

    The easiest time to do a m/c is while the pet is sedated for a neuter or spay, a dental cleaning, etc. It's less painful when they're not mentally there for it, but they're not so painful that they cannot be done while they're awake. The needle is huge though, so be prepared for a shock if you're going to stay in the room for the procedure.

    Expect bruising and bleeding. The same applies for haired cats and dogs, alike. You simply don't see it because its covered on other pets where it's not on Sphynx. Again, with Moonstone, aim for an area with lots of wrinkles.

    ETA: All of our pets are microchipped.
     
  4. Moonstone

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    What means ETA ?

    Yes the needle is huge. I don't support to see it.
    But I stay "bravely" in the room for all my kittens when my vet do it...
    I simply don't watch.
    Beurck.:Hysterical:
    Usualy they don't cry or even moove, so...it's not so painfull as I believe.
     
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    ETA=Edited to add
     
  6. Moonstone

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    Ha ok thanks ! it's an equivalent to our PS (post scriptum)
     
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    Don't feel bad, Moonstone, I didn't know what "ETA" means, either. But, I use "PS" all the time! :Wink:
     
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    All three of my kitties are chipped. All of them were done when they got nuetered/spayed. I did make sure to tell the vet to make it somewhere safe and you can't see it through the skin. I never had bruising, or anything of the like with any of my cats when they got thier chips. I can't put collars on my kitties, so if they ever got out...I would want them to have a chance. Also why I will refude to declaw my kittie. if they ever get outside I want them to be able to protect themselves :)
     
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    Oh Moonstone I love reading your post's I love watching you learn and love when you look for the correct word to use! Heck if this was all in french I would not even try so pat your self on the back and we will all learn new things together. Our english may be better but your information here is great.:ThumbsUp:


    ps. I had no idea what ETA was either I thought estimated time of arrival(oops):Woo:
     
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    All my animals are microchipped as well - I'm shopping around for soft collars for the Sphynx (tried regular cat collars, and they rubed sores on their necks :( ), I'm a nut about keeping ID on my animals, but at least they're microchipped if nothing else.
     
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    I have none of ours micro-chipped but have thought about having Delilah (our puppy) done. As far as the cats they never seem to care to go out without us> Max (our new Sphynx has tried to slip out on me yesterday so we have to see about him I am working on his issues first!:Struggle:
     
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    shop for the "smoothies" collar. It's a soft like satin and squishy. Baldwin loves his and it's extremely gentle on his neck...best of all...I can throw it in the dishwasher and it comes out perfect :)
     
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  14. Moonstone

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    :LOL:

    In France ETA is the name of an independantist group (more or less terrorist). They are located in the pyrennées mountains, half france/half spain. I don't know if you aleady eard about "les Basques" ? those people don't want to be french, don't want to be spanish, they just want to be "Basques"...
    :Woo::Hysterical:
     
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    I'm afraid I may be a little too far away to be able to join a terrorist group. I believe presence may rank high on the list of requirements :D
     
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    In the Denver, CO metro area, there is a program called "Chip Your Cat" where cat owners can get their cats microchipped for free by participating veterarians. You just download a coupon from the site and bring it along with your cat when getting them microchipped. I just got Piglet and my other two cats done for very few $$$.

    If interested, info on the program is located here: www.chipyourcat.com
     
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    Meecho is scheduled to get micro chipped. She was suppose to get on on her last visit but she flipped so bad about her shot of medicine we decided to do it when she is sedated with her first teeth cleaning. My older dog is chipped and collered but one day he got out and lost his collar and had it not been for the chip we would have lost him :Surprise::Cry:
     
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    You could always call yourself head of sphynx terrorist group and call all the sweaters there undercover clothing:Cool: