Join Date: Oct 2008
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanked 6,988 Times in 2,795 Posts
As others have said, the chip needle looks big, but it really doesn't seem to bother the dogs much because it's over so fast and it's such a tough area of skin. My guys were chipped at a GR breed health clinic and also got their eyes and hearts cleared the same day. The chips took five seconds, and neither dog so much as flinched.
I don't see any reason why a dog couldn't be chipped and get a booster at the same visit, but you can ask your vet about that.