Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Re-Chip Close Call

As those of you who are our Facebook friends already know, we went to the the dogtur yesterday for our yearly shots.  Stanley's microchip migrated and is now on the top of his left arm, by the shoulder (instead of his neck).  We thought he was going to have to be re-chipped (it was almost impossible for our other dogtur to locate and read the chip so they recommended a re-chip).  Stanley was scared!  I was scared for him!

But today the chip was easily read, even in the weird location.  So now we think everything is going to be okay.  (Maybe the other scanner had a weak battery or something?)  Whew - that was a close one!



Molly The Wally said...

Yep those chips are little buggers moving and hiding. Glad you didn't have to get another one Stanley. Hopefully no more dogtor for a while. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Interesting that they can't read it and it moved. Is it the same vet that did the chip? Just glad everything is fine now. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
BTW: we just BUSY. Oprah is not in town but you got to check out the cover of O (taken in Maui and we were there-walkingon her street) when she did the photoshoot. Happy Day! Golden Woofs

3 doxies said...

Ooooooh dat was a close call. Mum bein' da paranoid kerazy lady her is has ours checked when we goes to da vet to make sures ours is still in place.
I is just glad you not gonna has to has anudder one injected...whew!


Katie said...

Phew, glad everything is okay - that must have been scary. Those chips move around and that's no fun!

Piggy kisses,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

sophie...^5 said...

I haven't heard of this happening before, not that I know anything about it though. Poor Puppy!

GizmoGeodog said...

Gosh Momz has never checked mine...Hope it's still there

harrispen said...

Stanley you are lucky to have such a great dad to be there to comfort you at the vet. I'm glad you didn't need to be chipped again, but I hope you got to eat some chips (or other snack) after you got home.


stellaroselong said...

the saints be with you we are so glad it turned out just great for you!!!
stella rose and mags

Madi and Mom said...

OMDs Stanley...we didn't know they chips could move...thank goodness is it ok as it is.
Dang chip thought it was a GPS instead of a chip!!!
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

When WE went to OUR Dogtor fur OUR Annual Check ups last month... OUR dogtor couldn't find Ernie's Chip.. and mom about FAINTED... THEN he tried to find MINE... and that is when he realized that the thingy was not Charged up... so he went and got another one... and POOF... there was Ernie's Right where it should be... WHEW... we know just what you mean about being worried... THAT HURTS when it is given without NAPPING involved. WHEW... WHEW.... we are SO glad that Stanley's was Found.
PeeS... Ernie's HAD moved about 1/2 inch... MINE has never moved.
It is good to have them checked EVERY Year... We do. Just in Case.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Whew Stanley, glad it all worked out!

The Mad Scots

Kat said...

So glad that Stanley didn't have to get re-chipped. Those needles look HUGE! Love a happy ending.

I have never thought about asking our vet to scan Beamer's chip to see if its in working order. Thanks for the idea :)

Pippa Sheltie said...

Oh, phew! That's so good! How did the chip travel that far? That's so weird! I bet Stanley was really frightened of the dogtur, and if he were to be re-chipped, I would be so sorry for him!
Hope he's better now!
Have a good day!
Pippa :)

finnhoward said...

OMD what a scare! I have never even heard of them moving at all, so we are gonna have to watch out for it now.

scotsmad said...

WHAT???!!! THEY MOVE???!!!!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Jazzi said...

WHEW!!! Caught a break on that one!! BOL

Jazzi and Addi

Two French Bulldogs said...

We never heard of that happening before. So scary
Benny & Lily

chicamom85 said...

I am glad that turned out ok for you. That was scary.

Loveys Sasha

Idaho PugRanch said...

We did not know that they could move. I am the only one with a chip. Mom did not know that they check them, I guess thats a good thing, they will probably check mine in June when I go for my checkup
Bailey & Hazel too

Cara n Crew said...

whew! that was a close call! we're glad a re-chip wasn't necessary.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

GOOSE said...

A close call. Glad you were there for your brother.

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

OMD, what do you mean...they moved inside of Stanley?! GASP!! Are they like, alive?! I don't think that I can take knowing that!!!! :-/ But, I'm super glad that he didn't need to get another chip, cause then there would be 2 inside of him! Eeeek!

Asta said...

That must have been scawy fow Stanley and all of the heck does that happen? I hope it stays somewhewe weadabull fuwwevew now. I had to be wechipped when I moved hewe cause it was anothew countwy and i needed and EU puppy passpawt...luckily, it didn't huwt
smoochie kisses

The Cat From Hell said...

Canada and the US use different chips (that are not compatible with each others scanners) and as wes live in a border town and does most of our shopping on the US side, wes got the Hairy Slobbery Cinnamon a great (and unique) tattoo in her ear. It is furry easy to see as she doe nots has a lot of hair in her ears.