Idea Exchange: Recycle gel cool packs for pain-free microchip placement

Idea Exchange: Recycle gel cool packs for pain-free microchip placement

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Jun 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff

We reuse gel ice packs to numb the area between a pet's shoulder blades before placing a microchip. We have found that if we wet the area with alcohol, the cold is conducted better. After a minute, we place the microchip without a whimper from the pet.

Dr. Erin Burya
Manhattan, N.Y.