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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Really good article, Dave. I know some people have chosen not to microchip for health reasons. I have decided (with each of mine) that the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. I do, however, have their chips scanned annually, to make sure they can be found and are readable. While this does not guarantee that they can be read by any scanner, my current vet did not implant any of the chips, they are all in the recommended ISO range, and they can all be read. All the chips are recorded, not only with the original company, but also with AKC.

I still worry about them a LITTLE (because that's what dog owners and parents do! ) But, over all, I am happy with my decision.
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I agree Karen, I used the same logic with my two. I never thought about getting them tested every year though, what a great idea. I am going to do that next vet visit. Thanks for that tidbit.
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As someone who travels extensively (even though he's with me the whole time) I think the benefits definitely outweigh potential problems. I do like the idea of getting the chip scanned/ checked for position on each visit or at least once a year.
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