Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Even if you keep the others on your dog, you might want to consider taking off the microchip tag if it lists the microchip number on it. I don't want one of my dogs getting lost and then someone can tell their vet that they had the dog microchipped and tell them what the number is, which would probably prevent a vet from reporting the dog's number if they suspected anything. Does that make sense?
I don't think a lot of vets scan new dogs for microchips anyway, but if they found one and the new owner wasn't aware of it, they may call it in just to be safe. Besides, if you post lost dog posters with photos/description and say the dog is microchipped and take the flyer to local vets & shelters, you will be the only one who can verify the number for them. That alone will prove the identity & ownership.