Side effects: temporary bleeding, hair loss, infection, abscesses, cancer, microchip migration, and death.
It is a painful procedure, because a large needle is used to accommodate the chip.
Not all scanners are equal, so you have no idea if any particular scanner will even pick up the information.
The body does not like foreign objects, and continually tries to reject it, and in some cases it does. It actually comes out through the skin.
Microchips use Radio Frequency ID technology. When a scanner is passed over the microchip, radiowaves send back a radioactive signal. That chip is alive in your animal’s body.
Extensive studies and tests have shown that aggressive and lethal cancerous growths have been caused by the microchip.
Vets won’t even attempt to take out a microchip, because they are too small to find and no way to know exactly where it might be in the body even if that vet was the one that implanted it in the first place.
Many animals have experienced neurological damage as a result of microchips.
My own experience is that 90% of my patients that have the microchip have cancerous growths in the area of the microchip and/or the microchip has traveled and lodged against the spine or some other area of the body causing severe pain, weakness of the animal’s back and back legs, and paralysis.
Many stories of animals having died shortly after having a microchip implanted.
In one case, during the postmortem examination the microchip was found in the brain stem.
If you adopt or rescue an animal that already has an implant, it has someone else’s identification.
Microchips have not reduced the number of animals in shelters, nor have not that many been found and returned to their proper owners.
Microchips have not reduced the number of puppy/kitten mills even in states where microchipping is a law. Puppies/kittens with microchips are still found starving and dead under deplorable conditions.
There is no guarantee how long the information will even be available, and because not all scanners are created equal, there’s no way of knowing if whatever scanner is used on an animal will even pick up on the chip.
Although microchip implants are marketed as a permanent form of identification they can stop working or be expelled from the animal’s body. Microchips are also known to migrate and become lost within the body, making identification impossible.
Your animal may get lost, found, scanned, and euthanized if the scanner comes up empty.
My belief is that microchips are a prelude to what to expect from our government; they start on our companion animals, giving people the unfounded security that they are safe, so that when the government decides it is the right time to start implanting chips in our newborn children, people will feel comfortable with the idea. FRIGHTENING!