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Pros And Cons Of Microchipping Dogs

Pros And Cons Of Microchipping Dogs

More and more dog owners are microchipping their dogs, as it is one of the best forms of animal identification and ways to reunite with missing dogs. However, a lot of owners still have concerns about the procedure.

To help you understand and make a more informed decision about microchipping your dog, we have provided a list of pros and cons of microchipping dogs.


Benefits of microchipping dogs

  • They cannot be tampered with unlike tags and collars which can break and be removed.
  • It is a quick, painless procedure that requires no anaesthetic.
  • Your personal information will always be safe and private, only the unique reference number is saved on the microchip itself.
  • The microchip should never need to be replaced during your dog’s lifespan.


Risks of microchipping dogs

  • There is a tiny risk to your dog’s health and wellbeing, as some dogs may experience inflammation around the injection.
  • Contrary to popular belief, a dog microchip is not a GPS locator, meaning that it can’t be used to track the location of your dog if they go missing.


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