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
     
  3. DEC

    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.
     
  5. CA Birdman

    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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