MICROCHIPS, RABIES VACCINATION AND INJECTION SITE FIBROSARCOMA

This association of risks may have been significant in the case of  French Bulldog, Leon, whose fibrosarcoma had been surgically excised with a microchip attached, considered his owner in her Memorial following his passing on March 30, 2006, months before the Veterinary Pathology article cited in our February 2 entry and linking to additional resources on this topic. 

Leon’s owner asked, “After all is said and done, the ultimate question may be: do the benefits of microchipping our animals truly outweigh the risks?” 

February 4, 2007

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2 thoughts on “MICROCHIPS, RABIES VACCINATION AND INJECTION SITE FIBROSARCOMA

  1. Anonymous April 27, 2007 / 11:28 pm

    Yes. Yes it is. Frenchies have a known tendency for skin problems and THAT was the cause, not the microchip. It is the same material used in human heart transplants and guaranteed for 25 years. I don’t worry about my animals. If there is a risk it’s more than worth it to bring my babies home again. All domestic pets should be microchipped. It’s only a shot, really cheap (under $30), and gives you SUCH peace of mind!
    Thanks!

    –DW

  2. Anonymous May 18, 2007 / 5:49 pm

    Thanks for the post.
    –cats

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