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Thread: Microchipping is One Thing; COMPULSORY Microchipping Another

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    My dogs do not have to be registered as they are farm dogs but they are sure as hell microchipped should the worst happen and it is a tool to help identify them so they can be reunited with me.

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    I think compulsory microchipping is a brilliant idea.

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    I KNEW I had made a post on this. Didn't realise there were 2 threads. Can they be merged?

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    Well coming from where I stand I do see a valid point of sorts.
    Afterall,its not like we can just wander in and chip as APBT now is it?

    BUT

    Having said that chipping as crossbred is a whole different ball game and gives us at least a little peace of mind should the worst happen.
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    I never liked the idea to be honest, but we're stuck with it now.

    Yes it has it's benefits. But it also has downfalls. Microchips commonly migrate. One of mine has only been found once since implanted - it's in her armpit. My vet can find it, but the majority of operators can't (we used to use her in training new operators and it was never found.)

    If she was lost I have no doubt her chip would not be found.

    They are also linked to health issues, cancers in particular. Which is a worry as things like osteosarcoma are already a concern for some of us with giant breeds.

    I'd honestly rather tattoo than chip - much more permanent, they serve greyhounds and GSDs well enough. But chips are all about what's easy for humans, not what's best for dogs.

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    Have answered in the other thread.

    Google "microchip cancer" (or sarcoma) and you see a different point of view to that of the lost and reunited pets one.

    There are always multiple sides to any story.

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    Nattylou you have some good points. I like the idea of a tattoo.

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    I'd rather the small risk of Cancer then wondering what happened to my dog(s) if they ever went missing.

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    I have two feelings re this... as a rescuer I would like all dogs chipped with their breeders information and then them made accountable for every pup they chose to bring into the world... but I hate the idea of that needle and the damage done by it in one of my babies...

    I also question how well they work, I had a litter stolen and the new owner of one of the returned dogs was able to change all information without my concent even thou the pup was marked as stolen...

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    I am in favour of compulsory microchipping. The risk of cancer seems far lower than the risk of having your dog lost forever in my view.
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