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Old 23-07-2008, 08:10 AM
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how to get my dog's microchip removed?

Hi, my first post to the forum...

I wondered whether someone could advise me on finding a vet willing to remove my dog's microchip? We had it put in when we were regularly travelling abroad, and since the dog will not be travelling abroad again, we would like it removed.

Would be grateful for any advice. (I am not trying to start a debate on microchips! Our decision has already been taken! )

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Old 23-07-2008, 08:12 AM
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

It doesn't need removing. It won't do any harm and may help to reunite you and your dog later on. Why remove it and cause the dog suffering etc? If it were causing the dog discomfort, I'm sure your local vet would be able to advise. Have you spoken to them?
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Old 23-07-2008, 08:20 AM
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

Why do you want to remove it . Surely its better been left in so if your dog does happen to escape from you at least you can get it back. I would imagine it will be hard to remove and would cause your dog alot of discomfort . Dont get me wrong im not having a go at you just trying to figure out you would want to remove it. All my cats have micro chips apart from a really old cat and they never leave home.
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

hi ya....i would leave it there myself...both my dogs are microchipped.
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

I'm also confused about why you'd want it removed just because your not taking him abroad again doesn't mean he wont need it ever again. Plus i dont really think its possibly to removed them?
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Old 23-07-2008, 08:37 AM
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

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I'm also confused about why you'd want it removed just because your not taking him abroad again doesn't mean he wont need it ever again. Plus i dont really think its possibly to removed them?
I guess you can, as it's only an implant under the skin... but it'd mean cutting pup open, which seems a bit pointless, unless there's a good reason for it
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Old 23-07-2008, 08:42 AM
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

I did say I wasn't trying to start a debate. The decision has already been taken. The reason is that I put it in for one reason only, and that reason no longer applies. I've spoken to a couple of vets and they won't remove it. So how do I find one that will? I should add that I have all the paperwork to show that I bought the dog (from a top Border Collie kennel), registered my ownership with the Kennel Club, had her vaccinated, got her passport, etc. I am not a dog-thief!

When I had her vaccinated, I did not agree for it to stay in forever, and therefore I would have thought I could find someone willing to remove it. Or is it against vets' contracts with some party or other (the manufacturers? Bayer?)

Maybe some vet here could tell me?

Also, am I right to think that only a local anaesthetic would be required?

Please - no advice that I should leave it in. Everyone is welcome to their views, but if someone wants to start that debate, please could they start another thread. Thanks!

Best regards,

Carrie

PS she's not a pup; she's 4.
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

The reason vets won't remove it is it's a pointless procedure and would inflict unnecessary suffering on the animal. Same as a surgeon (excluding a plastic surgeon) wouldn't remove something from a human that was causing no discomfort. There is no good reason to do it.

Please try again to explain the good reason you have for removing the chip.

EDIT: This isn't supposed to be a debating point, it's a fact.
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

hi, i dont think anyone is trying to start a debate, but probably just cant understand why you do want it removed? after all it is doing no harm,may help you find your dog if ever lost/stolen and even under local anthestic will still cause some discomfort for your dog? and then the added cost of having it removed? if you didnt put it there yourself you would not even know it was there so really the old saying 'why fix it if it aint broke' springs to mind? sorry not trying to tell you what to do but just cant understand the reason?
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Re: how to get my dog's microchip removed?

Are you wanting it removed because of health issues or possible health issues in the future? Because research has shown that microchips do not cause things like cancer even though a small minority think it does, this is completely unfounded in cats and dogs.

Having it removed will involve a surgical procedure, and an unessersary one at that which in my opinion only is cruel to do to any animal. Its like saying you don't like they way their ears look so lets shave a bit off

I would also ask myself why all the vets you are speaking to are refusing to do this procedure. Do your dog a favour and listen to the advice of these professionals!!!!!!
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