Any truth on "microchips" reactions?

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  1. jrothWA

    jrothWA Senior Refuge Member

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    Got a nine month old Springer and will micro-chip, him.
    Neighbor related a story about "lesion" forming at injection site?

    Any truth to it or other reactions???

    Should I consider a second 'micro-chip" an a back-up in a different location??

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Senior Refuge Member

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    I have both my labs chipped and never had an issue i wouldnt worry about it
     
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    DEC Elite Refuge Member

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    One of my labs is chipped (nearly 6 years ago) and there has never been any adverse reaction. I am going to chip my new lab at the next vet visit as well.
     
  4. teul2

    teul2 Senior Refuge Member

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    It is an injection of a foreign object into the body. So if it is not done with due diligence to be sterile, there is always a chance for an infection.
    That said, never heard of it happening before.
     
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    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    If done correctly should not be an issue. Have had 6 dogs done, no issues with any.
     
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    FieldLabLover Elite Refuge Member

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    I've done hundreds of puppies with no problems. I think this goes back to Injection-site sarcoma in cats and confusion about it.
     
  7. P Frey

    P Frey Senior Refuge Member

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    Only issue I ever heard of is that the microchip can migrate to a different area. Both mine have them and have never been a problem.
     
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    jrothWA Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for replies. TYSON was chipped this AM and will register on-line.
    Wish the VET would mention the $19.95 subscription first.
     
  9. teul2

    teul2 Senior Refuge Member

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    As in monthly or annual subscription? I have never heard of such. I have seen a fee to register the chip with what ever registration service they use. You can also register your chip with the AKC attached to your dogs registration. Think the service is called AKC reunite.
     

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