Hi, Charlie was microchipped by the breeder. Never any issues with the dog. But here is a cautionary tale for all: I have a great vet, and on the first visit she scanned and verified that the dog,s chip I.d. was readable and matched the number on the documents I brought. Shortly thereafter I received a call from the microchip agency. They were verifying that my name, address etc matched my dog. It did NOT. Apparently my contact info and that of another owner had been switched with that of another pup from the same litter! Now, I am not going to make accusations that I can't prove, but somehow the information the microchip agency was given at time of registration was wrong. Thanks to my vet I had the verified id number of the chip in my dog,s neck skin, and was able to ensure that I would be the one contacted should he ever get lost. WARNING! Get your vet to verify the microchip number. Call the contact number on your dog,s tag, have your pedigree info, etc on hand and make sure everything matches! If you move, make a call right away to update all contact info, and add a couple of trusted people to the list as alternative contacts too.Did you microchip your poodle? At what age?
I haven’t seen this talked about a lot in the forums and was curious if there were any cons to having it done right away.
Excellent points. My wonderful vet told me that they always check animals that are brought in the first time to ensure the chip is functional AND the dog is in the possession of the rightful ownerI too had my Molly microchipped when I got her! Microchipping assures me that if somehow we are separated, she will be returned to me. You'd be surprised at how many 'stolen' dogs are returned to their rightful owner after being taken to a Vet and the info on the patient intake form is not the same (ie; name of dog, address and owner name!) or your dog is picked up as a stray and AC scanned them for a chip! Just an extra layer of protection for your loved companion in my opinion!!