Dog chips - Is there a vet in the house?
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|Thu, 04-16-2009 - 10:01pm|
This is slightly off topic, but I was unsure where to post.
We got our one year old dog Penny microchipped in September. At the time I thought I was doing the right thing. Tonight, I was researching getting our new dog her microchip as well. In my findings I found that the microchips are covered in a polymer called Parylene C - which is what connects with their tissues making the chip not move.
*sigh* This substance also apparently causes tumors. I'm really upset. Penny has had her chip in now for several months - 7 months - to be exact, and now I'm very worried I've just caused her chances of getting cancer right up.
Can anyone relieve my fears? Or can anyone please tell it can be removed? And if we can have it removed... would there be any lasting effects?
I feel awful. Thank you.