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#1 Old 01-24-2009, 06:58 AM
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Where do pets usually get microchipped? I know she is microchipped and My puppy came to me with a line of hair on her ear that is missing. There is a circular raised scar type thing at the end of the line of missing hair. She doesn't act funny like anything is bothering her and I believe that the scar has always been there. Do you think that this is where her microchip may be? Or are they usually on a dogs neck or something? The scar is what worries me.





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#2 Old 01-24-2009, 07:15 AM
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In dogs they are implanted on the back of the neck just between the sholder blades. Microchips, particually the old types, have been know to 'migrate' from their insertion point so it may well be a microchip that you can feel (like a grain of rice under the skin?) Mention it to the vet next time you go.
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In dogs they are implanted on the back of the neck just between the sholder blades. Microchips, particually the old types, have been know to 'migrate' from their insertion point so it may well be a microchip that you can feel (like a grain of rice under the skin?) Mention it to the vet next time you go.



I think I a am going to email the place I got her from and see if they know. It could also be from where she had to have some sample skin taken cause she had non cantagious manger. do you think? It is about the size of a tick and shaped like one as well but not a tick.
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I tried to get an image of the "spot" I am talking about.... This is the best she would let me do.







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weird. I've never seen a microchip migrate north. They often migrate down the shoulder, and into the side or the pouchy skin around the upper arm. You could always pop into the vet and have them scan her neck to see where the chip is. They shouldn't charge you anything for that!!



It could be a wart. The line of missing fur is bizarre though. I'd have it looked at just to be sure it's nothing.

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weird. I've never seen a microchip migrate north. They often migrate down the shoulder, and into the side or the pouchy skin around the upper arm. You could always pop into the vet and have them scan her neck to see where the chip is. They shouldn't charge you anything for that!!



It could be a wart. The line of missing fur is bizarre though. I'd have it looked at just to be sure it's nothing.



I never thought about that. I guess animals do get warts.
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i am fairly sure after doing more research that is has something to do with demodectic mange ( she had it when she was a little puppy) now she is a big puppy and it is that one spot. I guess I will have to take her to the vet and get some medicine
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Ok, don't laugh at my baby. My Australian shepherd has a keratin growth on her tail that is starting to resemble a little horn. Seriously. And she is truly my little angel. Vet says nothing at all to worry about. Still funny.
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hehe.. maybe I will look that up next. Is that your baby in your avatar pic?
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I don't think a microchip could get in the ear like that... not enough room to get up there under the skin. That kind of looks like a keloid. Shouldn't be a problem if it is, but take your baby to the vet to get it checked.
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i emailed the organization that i adopted her from and she said that she thought that it was a scar. she also said it looked like something had been biting her alot when she got her. pooor baby.



I will get the vet to look at it when I take her to get more heart worm preventative.
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