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|Thu, 04-04-2013 - 7:01pm|
I'm planning to get a microchip inserted in my cat, and I'm wondering if there is any reason to get one brand over another. The vet's office uses HomeAgain and charges $50 which includes lifetime inclusion in the database. The county shelter has a drop-in microchip clinic and charges $20. They use AVID and the fee supposedly covers lifetime in the database as well. For the $30 price difference I'm willing to drive to the shelter and wait in line (and hope its not more traumatic for kitty than waiting at the vet). We're not planning to move out of the US so don't need an internationally compatible chip.
Does anybody know if one brand/type of chip is somehow better than the other in terms of being read by vet's or shelter's scanners, or updating info in the database, or any other reason to prefer one? Anything else I should be considering?