14.1.08

Just Confirmed: Goma is Getting resQ Microchip ID Implant This Saturday!!

Hai everyone. I decided to get Microchip ID implant for Goma! The main reason is that it is only way to claim it is your cat when he/she is lost and if I ever need to go home(Japan) I need Goma to have an implant on him. Japanese government absolutely requires that. The most complicated thing is that I couldn't get just any kind of chip, it need to be ISO standard microchips otherwise Japanese quarantine can not read it. How frustrating is that!? so I called many vets around town and finally found one vet that does implant ISO approved microchip ID called resQ.So I scheduled an appointment to get him micro chipped this Saturday!! As always I am nervous when Goma gets treated by Vet so please pray for Goma that he will get implant safely...I will report on this more after Saturday!! Thanks!!

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9 comments:

AkiraDanna said...

Wow! That is definitely a great idea Sachie. I really really hope everything goes perfectly with him on Saturday. it would have to be a good idea and like you said if you and Goma return to Japan, it's necessary for both his and your protection. Oooh I will be thinking about the two of you on Saturday!!

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

Thanks Amanda~! I know I am bit scared that Goma might be in pain from the chip etc...I hope it goes well...but when you do get a kitten you may want to consider microchipping too? I just think that is the smartest way to protect your pet you know? Thanks so much for thinking about us Saturday!!

The Meezers said...

wonderful wonderful idea!!!

Kaz's Cats said...

G'day, We've both got microchips - guess it hurt like any needle at the time, but now we don't feel any pain 'cos of the chips. Our Mum feels better knowing we've got the chips because if we ever get lost, it's easy for a vet or the RSPCA to scan the chip to get her contact info.

Our local council here in Australia let you pay reduced fees if your cat is microchipped. Anything that helps lost kitties and their people get together, or in your case, keeps kitties with their people, is a good thing.

Purrs from Gypsy & Tasha

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

It doesn't really hurt beyond having a needle poked in your skin, and my vet said they've never had a case where the Cat or Dog reacted badly to the microchip. It's a quick procedure, no need to worry. I think all pets should get micro chipped, but especially the inside only Cats because when they get outside they can really get lost!

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

Hi everybody! Thanks for commenting this blog. I now feel more easy about Goma getting microchipped...Gypsy and Tasha! Wow you are in Australia!! I totally agree with you I feel much better knowing Goma always will be mine. It's also good that it doesn't hurt as much...I know Goma is a big biy he can handle that!! thankz guys!

Anonymous said...

My cat got the ResQ chip implanted, didn't seem to have any trouble at all. I didn't have my usual vet do it because they only sold HomeAgain and AVID, and we may end up traveling internationally someday and need the ISO chip.

However, after I got him chipped, I had heard some stories pretty much saying that many places didn't scan for the 15 digit ISO compliant chips. Kinda made me nervous -- I thought I was getting the "latest and greatest" but I was wondering if I needed to chip him again with a "backward compatible" chip in case he gets lost here in the US.

When I had to take him in for some urinary tract issues recently, I had my regular vet, who'd never even heard of the ResQ chip, scan him with the HomeAgain scanner that they'd purchased.

It found the 15-digit chip without difficulty, and very quickly. My vet said "I've never seen that long of an ID number before!".

So the ResQ chip may not be used often, but if the place has either the scanner distributed by Bayer that reads all but the encrypted AVID chips, or the HomeAgain scanner that reads the international ISO tags as well as the encrypted AVID chips and the standard HomeAgain chip, they will be able to find you should your cat run away.

There are a few other universal scanners but most shelters and vet clinics get them as promotions from their distributors. If they purchase the supplies to chip with Bayer ResQ chips, they get the Bayer scanner, and Bayer distributed many free ones to shelters. I imagine that HomeAgain has done the same thing.

Apryl said...

I'm so glad I came across this blog post! I am moving to Japan soon and need my cat microchipped - the place doing the chip uses ResQ but didn't know if it was acceptable for Japan. Thanks for knowing!

CommonSense said...

Please be careful not to get a false sense of security when using this ResQ ISO chip. Though most shelters in the U.S. have scanners that can read them, many vets DO NOT. Most vets have scanners that can read the other chips that have been popular in the U.S. for many years. I have personally known of a couple of situations where animals that were lost that had the ResQ (ISO) chip were taken to the vet and scanned, but the chip did not show up. The animals ended up getting home because of fliers posted, etc. but the chip did no good in these cases. If the vets don't sell this particular chip (ResQ/ISO), they often don't have the scanner to scan them.

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