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Old 10-01-2009, 07:12 PM
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Do any of you microchip your dog?? I didn't think it was a very common practice -- but this article says that 3,567,715 pets have been chipped! I had no idea it was that common. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:22 PM
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Yes! Both of my boys are microchipped.

Luckily, neither of them has ever been lost, but if they were I would want something more concrete than collars and tags to prove my ownership and to help them find their way home. I am a huge worrywort in general, too. D: Dogs with chips can still be stolen, but if they're taken to the Vet or a shelter, chances are they will eventually find out that the dog is lost.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:37 PM
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Yes, Buster is chipped. He was done a couple of years ago but now we've moved to a state where its mandatory so I'd have to do it anyway.
He doesn't always where a collar so I find it very important, if for no other reason than to proove ownership.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:38 PM
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I sure would !! It wasn't offered when I bred , but adopted Ollie came chipped . I've found one owner through chip and another that wasn't took forever !
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:40 PM
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yes absolutely.

the two bullies are chipped. the collie will be when i get the nerve to do him awake (it's a big needle and he's an even bigger wimp).
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:42 PM
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Yup. $20 a year for an increased chance that if she's lost I'll get her back is a no brainer to me.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:42 PM
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All four of my dogs are chipped. And today at work we reunited a little dog with his owners because of his chip.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:45 PM
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My thoughts on Microchipping are as follows:

1) they are not the be all end all for lost dogs
2) they can migrate on the dog
3) not all scanners pick up all microchips
4) not all shelters scan for microchips
5) even if they do, you still might not get your dog back

However, with that said-

all of my pets are microchipped, because it's one more way that could get your lost pet back home.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:51 PM
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No, actually. I understand that it has its respective reeasoning, and do not fault those who chose chipping. I do not chip much for the same reasons you may not chip yourself or your chiild. I understand, too, that dogs are obviously not the former, but this particular topic just happens to tread the same lines for me.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 PM
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I do and I'll continue to chip any and all dogs I have - unless research proves that it is reponsible for health issues (and I'm talking causation, not correlation) in which case I would reevaluate.

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