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So I want to get my puppy Stella Chipped ASAP! But my brother refuses and says it's animal cruelty. I disagree, I think its necessary in case she gets lost and nobody finds her, or doesn't want to return her. So what are your opinions on getting your dogs Chipped? And are they?
 

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Animal...cruelty? Wut....how?

Anyway. Bella is chipped. Has been since she was ~5 months.
 

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Animal cruelty? LOL. Yeah I know the needle is huge but the chip is very tiny (grain of rice size) and most dogs don't react to getting shot. Your brother is being ridiculous. Also if Stella is your dog, why does he have any say? You can do whatever you want with your dog (in reason of course).

All my dogs are chipped and all my future dogs will be chipped. Some are Home again chips but my newer dogs are AKC chips as we got a better discount.
 

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Molly is chipped for all the reasons you list. Why does your brother think it's animal cruelty? It would help to know his argument in order to debunk it. I know there are videos on the web showing how straightforward it is. Perhaps you could find a few to show him. Once he understands that the insertion is not painful for the dog nor is having the chip in their body, maybe he'll change his mind.
 

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Animal cruelty? LOL. Yeah I know the needle is huge but the chip is very tiny (grain of rice size) and most dogs don't react to getting shot. Your brother is being ridiculous. Also if Stella is your dog, why does he have any say? You can do whatever you want with your dog (in reason of course).

All my dogs are chipped and all my future dogs will be chipped. Some are Home again chips but my newer dogs are AKC chips as we got a better discount.
Stella is my pup, but shes also the family.dog as well. Either way I want her Chipped, thanks for the help!
 

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Molly is chipped for all the reasons you list. Why does your brother think it's animal cruelty? It would help to know his argument in order to debunk it. I know there are videos on the web showing how straightforward it is. Perhaps you could find a few to show him. Once he understands that the insertion is not painful for the dog nor is having the chip in their body, maybe he'll change his mind.
Basically his argument to my understanding is "its not natural, how would you feel if someone Chipped you".. Which is completely ridiculous because overall she is only a puppy, and accidents happen. I feel she needs to be Chipped for her own safety.
 

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"its not natural, how would you feel if someone Chipped you"
How would I feel that I have a super small thing under my skin that tells other people where to take me if I get lost so I can be returned to my loving family?
Absolutely fantastic, actually.
 

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How would I feel that I have a super small thing under my skin that tells other people where to take me if I get lost so I can be returned to my loving family?
Absolutely fantastic, actually.
Oh how I couldn't agree more
 

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Has your brother ever been to an animal shelter and look at those stray dogs in the eyes? Those strayed dogs are non chipped dogs. They can't find the owner. They ended up at the shelter.
 

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Has your brother ever been to an animal shelter and look at those stray dogs in the eyes? Those strayed dogs are non chipped dogs. They can't find the owner. They ended up at the shelter.
Don't think he ever has, but I have... I volunteer at one of those shelters and its heartbreaking I cannot imagine my little princess ending up there
 

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All but one of my dogs are chipped. The last will be done soon. And one of our cats is as well. They don't notice it at all. Most of the things we do with our pets wouldn't be considered "natural". Collars, leashes, spaying, neutering, etc. Even vaccines for that matter.
 

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All but one of my dogs are chipped. The last will be done soon. And one of our cats is as well. They don't notice it at all. Most of the things we do with our pets wouldn't be considered "natural". Collars, leashes, spaying, neutering, etc. Even vaccines for that matter.
if you want to get right down to it, living with us isn't natural either. or fencing them in. or giving them a dog house. or providing food for them. if you want natural then you can't own a dog. you have to let it find it's own food, and roam as it wishes. may seem a little extreme but the argument just doesn't hold up.
 

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Basically his argument to my understanding is "its not natural, how would you feel if someone Chipped you".. Which is completely ridiculous because overall she is only a puppy, and accidents happen. I feel she needs to be Chipped for her own safety.
actually, some parents will "chip" their kids....just think of how many less missing, unidentified people there would be if we were all "chipped"....

all my dogs are microchipped and always will be....no reactions from any of them....
 

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Basically his argument to my understanding is "its not natural, how would you feel if someone Chipped you".. Which is completely ridiculous because overall she is only a puppy, and accidents happen. I feel she needs to be Chipped for her own safety.
Many things are not natural but we do them as a matter of course. Indeed, most of what we do is not natural. Driving a car is not inherently natural. Is he willing to forego driving? Eating processed foods is not natural. Is he willing to give up everything except for unprocessed food? We could go on and on but I think you get my point.
 

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I had Eddee micro chipped while he was under anesthesia for his neuter. IMO this is the best way. :)
 

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Hijacking for a second, sorry!

Would you recommend getting a dog chipped even if you live in a smaller town? We have a small animal control shelter and they don't scan dogs for chips. I was planning on getting Jasper chipped when I first got him but after I talked to the animal control officer, I sort of thought it would be a waste.

Now I'm having second thoughts....

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Hijacking for a second, sorry!

Would you recommend getting a dog chipped even if you live in a smaller town? We have a small animal control shelter and they don't scan dogs for chips. I was planning on getting Jasper chipped when I first got him but after I talked to the animal control officer, I sort of thought it would be a waste.

Now I'm having second thoughts....

End hijack! :)
Always better to be safe then sorry I say!
 

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Hijacking for a second, sorry!

Would you recommend getting a dog chipped even if you live in a smaller town? We have a small animal control shelter and they don't scan dogs for chips. I was planning on getting Jasper chipped when I first got him but after I talked to the animal control officer, I sort of thought it would be a waste.

Now I'm having second thoughts....

End hijack! :)
I would still chip because, if nothing else, it proves ownership. If your dog ever got out & was found by someone who decided to keep him instead of returning & then you later discovered your dog with this other person, you can easily prove that you're the rightful owner of the dog & that the finder didn't take proper steps to locate the true owner. Something like this was just in the papers & the owner & finder are fighting over the dog in court.
 
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