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Old 10-19-2012, 10:45 AM
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I don't like it but...it's your dog/cat. I think it's unnecessary..why not just do some henna or temporary tattoos?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:54 AM
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No, I don't agree with it at all. ID tattoos are one thing, as they serve a purpose, but I think tattooing designs on an animal is just cruel. They can't tell you what they want and they can't tell someone to stop.

I'd never actually seen that before, the just look awful
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:02 AM
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They can't tell you what they want and they can't tell someone to stop.
Technically speaking...neither can pets who are about to be spayed or neutered, even though the majority of us do that out of convenience (because we don't want to deal with intact males or the responsibility and maintenance of heat cycles) and not to prevent an unlikely health issue. By definition, very few elective procedures we do to our pets are necessary.

Note: I'm NOT anti-speuter.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:16 AM
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My original thought was hell no....but then I started thinking. Don't we pretty commonly put dogs under for cosmetic or convenience reasons already? I still do not like it but I am not as OMG! as I was when I first saw it
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:17 AM
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Mine have ID tatoos, but that's as far as I'd go. I think they're silly myself, but wouldn't do anything to stop others from doing it. If they like that stuff, go ahead.

I don't like to use anesthesia for anything that isn't life threatening myself. I can't imagine some of those are possible any other way. But people put dogs under for all sorts of procedures I myself find unnecessary, but who am I?

If they love them, give them food and shelter, I can't really say anything.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:17 AM
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Technically speaking...neither can pets who are about to be spayed or neutered, even though the majority of us do that out of convenience (because we don't want to deal with intact males or the responsibility and maintenance of heat cycles) and not to prevent an unlikely health issue. By definition, very few elective procedures we do to our pets are necessary.

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Oh, Breez is totally spayed for my convenience. I am perfectly capable of keeping her away from intact males, I just donít want to deal with heats. And I have an irrational fear of pyo.
It was not an easy procedure for her either - I imagine harder on her than getting a tat under general anesthesia...
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:20 AM
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Technically speaking...neither can pets who are about to be spayed or neutered, even though the majority of us do that out of convenience (because we don't want to deal with intact males or the responsibility and maintenance of heat cycles) and not to prevent an unlikely health issue. By definition, very few elective procedures we do to our pets are necessary.

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I know, but all the same, there are *some* benefits to that (not trying to get into a neutering debate by saying that!). Tattooing is just pointless, it doesn't benefit the pet in anyway, not to mention how long it would take to heal compared to a neuter!
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:45 AM
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I get for I'd purposes but full out look how awesome this design is? No not really. If you want a unique looking dog there are a ton of crazy mixes to pick from.

As for spay/neuter thing. I know around here if you adopt the dog has to be fixed. So there really isn't a choice if you go the adoption route.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:32 PM
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I'd have an identification tattoo done on my dogs if it were available here...whether that was a number, star, etc . It would be something I'd have done while they were out for another procedure though. I think spays, neuters and the like are far more invasive.

Now, will I be lining up to get Nog a sleeve? No. Is extensive tattooing something I'd want done on my own pets? No. But it's not that horrible to me. (assuming, again, they were under general anesthesia).
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:39 PM
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As someone who is pro-crop/dock for aesthetical purposes, it would be a bit hypocritical of me to suggest that tattooing is "unethical" straight across the board. So I'm going to go against the grain and say "it depends." Something that could be completed in one session under general anesthesia, similar to an ear crop? Sure, why not. Would I personally do it? No, because I don't personally find it aesthetically pleasing.
These were my thoughts as well. I have no issue with ear cropping, so for me to speak out against this would be hypocritical. As far as I know, the animals are put under while the tattoo is being done. So that would actually mean the tattoo would be less painful and have less aftercare than an ear crop? I don't know the logistics of it, so I'm not sure.

I think it looks kind of cool on the Sphinx cats. Lol.
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