MICROCHIPS DO NOT CAUSE CANCER
Okay, now I have something else to drive me crazy! I recently read an article about microchips causing cancer. Since all my dogs are micro-chipped, that article was very disburbing. As soon as I read the article, I ran around the house, gathered up my dogs, and one by one, I thoroughly examined them to see if I could see any bulging, discoloration, or anything that I thought looked like it might be cancer.
After that ordeal was over, I did a little more research and found another article captioned Microchips Do Not Cause Cancer. Okay, what’s going on here? Do they, or don’t they? After I read the article, I let my common sense be my guide, after all, sometimes that’s all you have. Here’s what I found out.
Millions and millions of microchips have been implanted in cats and dogs. In recent tests, there were only four cases with a link to cancer. Those cases were tested in mice that were prone to cancer. Since thousands of pets are returned to their owners every month, I think that is a very small price to pay and it is well worth it.
Statistics show that the 4th of July is the number 1 day that pets are lost, and Halloween is the 2nd.
Call me an alarmist, but not only are my dogs micro-chipped, but each one wears a collar with: 1) a tag that says they are micro-chipped; 2) a tag with their name and my phone number on it; 3) their rabies tag; and 4) doggie jewelry.
Well, the jewelry doesn’t have anything to do with a lost dog, but it looks pretty on them, and anyone that would find my dog(s) would know that I really love them.