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Microchipping Your Dog – Pros and Cons – Part Two

Microchipping Your Dog – Pros and Cons – Part Two

In Part One of this article, we looked at exactly what a microchip is, how it’s implanted and how it works to help reunite you with your dog in case the unthinkable happens and he get’s lost. In this article we are going to examine the pro and cons of microchipping, including looking at the facts behind the fear that microchipping your dog increases your canine companion’s chance of cancer. The ProsOne - First of all, a microchip provides a permanent method of identifying your dog. Unlike a tag, it cannot fall off or become damaged so it can’t be read.…
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Microchipping Your Dog – Pros and Cons – Part One

Microchipping Your Dog – Pros and Cons – Part One

Microchipping your dog has become a very popular way to ensure your dog’s safe return if he ever becomes lost, with millions of pet owners choosing this method. But there have been some concerns lately about the safety of microchipping, particularly the idea that the chip increases the risk of cancer, with the potential of a tumor developing at the implantation site. First of all, exactly what is a microchip? The actual electronic chip is tiny and no bigger than a grain of rice which acts as a transponder. This means that it’s activated when a special scanner is placed…
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