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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Migrating microchip

I had my dog microchipped nine years ago. I ask to have it scanned at every check up. A few months ago, the vet could not find it. Last week, same thing, no chip found.

So beware. Your dog's microchip is not as secure as we are led to believe.

Anyone else have a lost microchip?


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run a magnet over the body, it may re-activate the chip....and be sure to scan down the legs, chest and neck area for possible migration.

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Eboni's chip was put in above left shoulder at 10 months (per shelter vet records at time of spay ) When I took her to the vet after we got her ,she is 3 1/2 years now ,her chip is low on left shoulder now just above her elbow ,so apparently her chip is sliding down her .
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run a magnet over the body, it may re-activate the chip....and be sure to scan down the legs, chest and neck area for possible migration.
The vet scanned all her legs, neck, back, chest. Her entire body. I could try the magnet.


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Karlo's chip didn't detect at our trial last weekend, luckily the judge allowed his tattoo to prove who he was...though I do know the chip has migrated down the shoulder, judge didn't want to waste time for me to find it. Tat was enough.

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When I showed my male last year at 2 years old they had trouble finding it. It's migrated down to right about his front legs. I can feel it.
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Faith's chip also migrated to her shoulder. I don't know about Ledgie and Bruiser, the vet hasn't mentioned if their chips have migrated or not.

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I asked the question about migrating chips on a working dog FB page and they say it happens all the time and is 99% of the time no concern. My pups is in his lower shoulder area now.

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My dog's chip has migrated down to the middle of his back...thank goodness the vet that did his prelims knew he had been chipped and the staff thought to double check to see if the chip was still readable....
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Where is the standard injection site on dogs or is there one? Do vets and shelters know to check in different places?

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