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Thread: Cancer Linked to Micro Chipping??

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    Yep for sure & keep your details updated as it's so frustrating to find a dog get excited because it's chipped to only find out the details are no good & contact can not be made with the owner.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    In all truth if we worry about microchipping causing cancer, we need to think about all the chemicals we put in our dogs too eg vaccinations, heartworm meds, tick preventative and so on. Also the sprays we use in the house, fly spray and cleaners and all sorts of things.
    I think about the dogs who have been returned to their owners as my opposite positive
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    About the spot ons - I would happily trade a year of my life for a human spot on that will stop mozzies from biting me...

    I have noticed that revolution - which prevents heartworm - does not prevent mozzies from latching on to Frosty, poor thing.

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    The the told us to use insect repellent on our dogs to stop mozzies biting. They are everywhere here and they are more likely to catch something bad from the mozzies rather than the spray..

    As with everyone else, the risk outweigh the benefits IMO.

    I have and will always microchip my dog. I don't really see the cons in microchipping. If there was 100% evidence it was bad for the dogs and caused cancer I would definitely reconsider.

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    As with everyone else, the risk outweigh the benefits IMO.
    You mean the benefits out weigh the risks? Ie the good things are worth the tiny risk of bad things...

    PS you may notice that a proper scientist is never 100% sure about anything. Tis normal. If they start saying stuff like 90% or higher, that's as sure as a scientist gets and is scientific equivalent to 100% certain for other people.

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    I agree..........There are risks we take to prevent other things.
    We have millions of mozzies here and I think they feed on aerogard and get even bigger
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    I had major problems with the gigantic stinging mozzies in all the murray - murrumbidgee towns I stopped at.

    Clothes soaked in permethrin make a huge difference but the effect only lasts three washes - good enough for a camping trip, not so good at home. And doesn't help the dog much.

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    I also find those plug in mozzie zappers good, but the ones that sit over a candle - not so good. And mozzie coils are good but you need to "prime the area" eg if you're planning to spend time outside, you need to light a few up every night for several nights in advance.

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    Muscaban, good for flies and mozzies.

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    Just growing old greatly increases the risk of cancer along with it seems most of everything associated with living. My dog has a bilateral TPLO and the implants are supposed to raise the risk minutely. I would rather take that risk for the quality of life she has and same with microchipping. In the days before chipping, we once lost a dog and to this day have no idea what happened to him. He just dissappeared, despite months of searching and door knocking and ringing every pound and shelter in the state, it was awful.

    Too dry for mozzies here than goodness. When I travelled in Central America they were as big as fighter jets and the only thing that supposedly really worked was stuff containing DEET. I used a roll on called Walkabout made from natural plant oils and it actually worked surprisingly well.

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    I used to grow a plant called bug off that was great for keeping mozzies numbers down.
    All my dogs r so thick coated it would be a hard job for a mozzie to get near them, lol.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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