The usual practice is to place the chip between the shoulder blades, which worked very well. For a few years. I think it was about four years or so later, that I noticed the chip didn't seem to be there! I guess brushing him regularly will move the chip along... the vet found it near his tail, said not to worry, it's not unusual for them to move, but, (I love that) keep an eye on it.
The fact that he only scanned in the area it should be in before doubting I had had him chipped at all didn't inspire a lot of confidence. He was all set to chip Sibu again! I told him to keep looking!
I wonder how many places the chip has travelled under the skin of my cat? Right now it appears to be on the point of his chin, there is a red spot and a tiny lump. I am taking him tomorrow to the vet to have him scanned. I won't take him on the bus though, so that means I have to wait for my friend to give me a lift. When I was calling around today to see where I could take him, one vet clinic said they would charge me the $75.00 clinic fee.... just to run a scanner over him. I will be taking him to the other one - the one that won't charge me.
All this makes me wonder how many pets, when taken to the pound are NOT reunited with their owners because the chip has moved to an unlikely location?
The photos above are scans of Polaroids, so they probably won't enlarge much, the male in the photos is of one of my brothers. (My legs aren't that hairy - usually)
Have a good day all.