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Microchip side effect

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Dianne Bradwell, Jan 13, 2021.


  1. Dianne Bradwell

    Dianne Bradwell PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all I would like some advice if anyone has had any side effect from getting their puppy chipped. My pup was microchipped at 13weeks old and he is 5 months now and ever since he had it done his head nods as if the chip has been placed in one of his nerves.
     
  2. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    No, but if you are worried talk to your vet. The microchip is inserted just under the skin, so it shouldn't be deep enough to affect anything in the body.
     
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    CheddarS PetForums VIP

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    Why not microchipped before 8 weeks ie before rehomed as this is currently the legal requirement...were there health issues before?
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Is he a toy breed? Was he chipped by a vet or authorised implanter?

    There have been a handful of cases where chipping tiny puppies has caused issues.

    I assume you have taken your pup back to the vet? Could be entirely unrelated and a neurological problem.
     
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