- May 19, 2010
I was wondering if anyone has had their Sphynx micro chipped? If so, what are the pros and cons if any? I have been thinking about getting Belza chipped but wanted to know more about it.
I dont know if you can do a search but basically I posted that as a vet tech for 13 years I never had a prob with micro chips. Some companies claim that non textured chips can travel to other areas around the body, but Ive never seen it happen. All my pets have had chips, no probs and it gives a sense of having some control if a pet goes missing.
My stepmom just got a sphynx at the spca last month. It was microchipped and found as a stray, about 5 yrs old, but the chip was still registered with the breeder and not the new owner. Sounds like someone's loss could have been prevented! Now that she is the new owner she just called up and had her contact info put in.
Nofuratu's chip is visible but its the size of a grain of rice and you dont notice unless you are looking for it. Rubbing it or touching it doesnt bother him.
I definetely reccomend chipping, and do it during a spay or neuter if possible, its easier on the cat and the vet staff. Its a wide needle...
But I can't always see it or feel it now, we sometimes joke it may have gone somewhere else - like his brain LOL!!! (Would explain a few things!)
I never asked whose name Polars chip is in.
He was chipped before I got him.
I have the tag with his number but never asked the breeder whose name it is in.
I do not like to ask a bunch of questions.
The company is in canada and they said they can not give the info out.
Yes the needle is HUGE!!!! Isn't it! Not a job I'd like to do!