Taking Adopted Dog Home

#1 Apr 12th, 2012, 19:09
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Hi folks,
I have no idea what forum to post this question in, so apologies if it's in the wrong area.
I have adopted a little Indian street puppy. I want to take him home with me when we return to the UK.
I need advice on Microchipping. Where can I get an ISO microchip? And secondly, does anybody know if I can get my puppy microchipped BEFORE rabies vaccination? The vets here in Kolkata will only microchip after rabies vaccination, but I need to vaccinate after microchip to satisfy the UK laws.
Thanks, Dominique
#2 Apr 12th, 2012, 19:20
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Hello Dominique, welcome to Indiamike. I have moved your thread to the 'Dogs, Cats and Langurs' forum
#3 Apr 12th, 2012, 19:45
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There are many threads here on the general subject. Search around for them.

Some may pop up as "similar threads" to the right or the bottom of your screen. Opening any of such, they will again feature such related threads at right or bottom, etc. It can be a handy way to swiftly navigate.
#4 Apr 12th, 2012, 20:01
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Thanks for moving my post to the right area

I have searched around on this forum but I cannot find anything regarding getting a microchip before rabies vaccination. I tried to phone the number that I found on here for Dr Marylin Estibeiro in Goa but could not get through, so I don't know if this is an old number.

Thanks
#5 Apr 12th, 2012, 20:03
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Hi Dominique,
May I suggest that when you have been a member here a bit longer and when you have the requisite ten posts, you drop a PM to IndiaMiker Birds, who will doubtless help you.

Welcome to IndiaMike. Bienvenue.


Edited to add:

Have a look at this thread too:
http://www.indiamike.com/india/dogs-...k-home-t68258/
#6 Apr 13th, 2012, 08:07
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Your puppy can have a rabies shot and the microchip completed together at the same visit. This is then followed up with a rabies booster shot. Any official testing to certify that your puppy is rabies free can be completed afterwards.
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Originally Posted by Caryad View Post Your puppy can have a rabies shot and the microchip completed together at the same visit. This is then followed up with a rabies booster shot. Any official testing to certify that your puppy is rabies free can be completed afterwards.
Hi, thanks for your post, this is what I want to do, but so far I have been told by vets in India that I must have the rabies shot and then the blood test 21 days later before I can apply for a microchip which will take another 2 weeks. It seems very backward to me, and for UK laws I should have the microchip before any vaccinations. So anybody know anywhere in India where I can get the microchip and rabies shot together?
#8 Apr 13th, 2012, 12:43
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HI Dominique, nice of you to go through the effort of taking the pup home .

This is the procedure;

1. You give the first rabies shot, pup has to be older than 3 months. At this time you can also give the microchip but you can also wait.

2. 30 days later you give a booster rabies shot, this is again a moment you can give the microchip but you could still wait if you want.

3. 4 weeks later you take the blood for testing. This is the latest time you officially must give the microchip because the blood test is linked to the number of the chip. So the vet will have to fill in the microchip number on the test request form.

The reason why the vets may want to do it later is that the microchip occasionally shifts place so the later it is inserted the more likely it is to be still in the same location. This applies especially if the dog is still growing.

For this reason some vets will already put the microchip number on the test request form but will insert the chip later. It is not exactly as per the rules, but there is nobody who would know or can check as long as the microchip that is inserted later does match with the chip number that is given on the request form.

Each chip comes with five identical stickers with the number and bar code on it, one of which has to be put on the test request form, another one in the pet passport and the other three are spare.

To insert a microchip is a two minute job. It is basically like giving an injection with a slightly larger needle in which the chip is located. The chip is the size of a rice grain.

It is important that the chip is inserted well so it will not fall out later. So after inserting it, massage the area a little to place it firmly.

Make sure that the vet who does it has the reader (looks like a supermarket ticket reader) as well and not only the chip gun. With the reader you can check whether the chip is inserted correctly and make sure that the numbers match.

A few days before you leave the country you should get the chip get checked again with the reader, just to make sure it is still there.

By the way, the number of Marilyn Estibeiro is correct but it is difficult to get hold of her, the best time is Tuesday till Sunday from 08:00 until 12:00.
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Hi Dominique
Thank you thank you and thank you for taking the dog home ! )

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