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RFID Microchips and The Canine Cancer Connection

jerryloungew.jpgWhen I was little, my Mom and Dad had something called a microchip put in the scruff of my neck. They did it because the pound people said that if I got lost, I’d have this little ID code that would help my parents find me faster. But just this week, my Mom heard the news about how these chips are being linked to cancers in lab rats and dogs!

If you haven’t heard this news yet, all you have to do is Google “VeriChip Dogs Cancer” and you’ll be horrified to see what’s out there in the news about this. Here are some links to learn more:

Report of Cancer Hurts Maker of Chip Implants – New York Times
In its news release disputing suggestions that the implant could be linked to VeriChip said yesterday, “We will retain independent scientists and…

Microchip Implants Cause Tumors –
Damning research findings could spell the end of VeriChip…weekend revealing that microchip implants have induced cancer in laboratory animals and…

Chip Implants Linked to Animal Tumors – Washington Post
In one dog, the researchers said cancer appeared linked to the presence of the ….He stepped down as a VeriChip Corp. director in March to seek the GOP…

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6 thoughts on “RFID Microchips and The Canine Cancer Connection”

  1. I was forced into chipping my Doberman. Now he sleeps al the time and loses bags full of hair weekly! I think he is dying but I can’t afford a vet.

    • Smg, it is almost 100% likely that the chip is not related to your dog’s health issues. Please call your nearest Humane Society to inquire about local charitable clinics that can help with his care so you can find out what’s going on. Our Tripawds Financial Resources List might also point you to some organizations. Good luck.

  2. Well you’ve gotta wonder, Susan. The tumor I had started out in the same general area as where my microchip was. Shoot, now I don’t even know if I still have a microchip in me, because they took out my entire scapula. Well, not like I need one anyways, I’m such a good dawg, I’d never go anywhere too far from my family!

    I’m sorry about your Goldie. That makes me sad.

  3. Wow! Our Golden Retriever had a microchip implanted as a puppy and just died of osteosarcoma… As far as we know, he didn’t have cancer in his neck or shoulder, however- it seems to have begun in his rear leg, which was amputated in 2006.
    I certainly hope they do more research on this- I don’t think we’ll have our next puppy microchipped!


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