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Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a code on the skin of the pet. A tattoo is placed in the pet's ear, abdomen, or on the inside of the pet's thigh. The finder of the lost pet calls a national database that uses the code to obtain the owner's current address and phone number. Each registry has its own coding system. "This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research, since laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet," says Lynn.

Read more at Suite101: Tatoos, Microchips, and ID Tags Keep Dogs Safe: Tagging Can Reunite Lost Dogs and Cats with their Owners http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/tatoos_microchips_and_id_tags_keep_dogs_safe#ixzz0yPxlYqQS
Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a code on the skin of the pet. A tattoo is placed in the pet's ear, abdomen, or on the inside of the pet's thigh. The finder of the lost pet calls a national database that uses the code to obtain the owner's current address and phone number. Each registry has its own coding system. "This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research, since laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet," says Lynn.

Read more at Suite101: Tatoos, Microchips, and ID Tags Keep Dogs Safe: Tagging Can Reunite Lost Dogs and Cats with their Owners http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/tatoos_microchips_and_id_tags_keep_dogs_safe#ixzz0yPxlYqQS

A 1998 study of 177 mice reported an incidence of cancer of just over 10 percent. A French study in 2006 noted tumors in 4.1 percent of 1,260 micro chipped mice. And a German study in 1997 linked cancer to microchips in 1 percent of 4,279 mice.

Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a code on the skin of the pet. A tattoo is placed in the pet's ear, abdomen, or on the inside of the pet's thigh. The finder of the lost pet calls a national database that uses the code to obtain the owner's current address and phone number. Each registry has its own coding system. "This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research, since laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet," says Lynn.

Read more at Suite101: Tatoos, Microchips, and ID Tags Keep Dogs Safe: Tagging Can Reunite Lost Dogs and Cats with their Owners http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/tatoos_microchips_and_id_tags_keep_dogs_safe#ixzz0yPxlYqQS
Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a code on the skin of the pet. A tattoo is placed in the pet's ear, abdomen, or on the inside of the pet's thigh. The finder of the lost pet calls a national database that uses the code to obtain the owner's current address and phone number. Each registry has its own coding system. "This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research, since laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet," says Lynn.

Read more at Suite101: Tatoos, Microchips, and ID Tags Keep Dogs Safe: Tagging Can Reunite Lost Dogs and Cats with their Owners http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/tatoos_microchips_and_id_tags_keep_dogs_safe#ixzz0yPxlYqQS

Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a ID # code on the belly or inside leg of dogs, or the ear of cats.  

When done by Tattoo-A Pet Agents, it is automatically registered for the lifetime of the pet.  In addition a "hotline" collar tag is given.  Being visible identifiers, with or without a tag, Tattoo-A-Pet can easily be found.  Owners of found pets are quickly identified by a phone call to Tattoo-A-Pet's 24 hour Lost Pet Hotline.

1-800-TATTOOS 1-800-828-8667

In addition, being visible is a deterrent from a finder "trying to keep" the pet, unlike microchips.

If your pet has a tattoo already, you must register it with Tattoo-A-Pet in order for it to be recovered.  An unregistered tattoo is useless.

This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research; laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet.

Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a code on the skin of the pet. A tattoo is placed in the pet's ear, abdomen, or on the inside of the pet's thigh. The finder of the lost pet calls a national database that uses the code to obtain the owner's current address and phone number. Each registry has its own coding system. "This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research, since laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet," says Lynn.

Read more at Suite101: Tatoos, Microchips, and ID Tags Keep Dogs Safe: Tagging Can Reunite Lost Dogs and Cats with their Owners http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/tatoos_microchips_and_id_tags_keep_dogs_safe#ixzz0yPxlYqQS
Tattooing is a permanent ID that involves marking a code on the skin of the pet. A tattoo is placed in the pet's ear, abdomen, or on the inside of the pet's thigh. The finder of the lost pet calls a national database that uses the code to obtain the owner's current address and phone number. Each registry has its own coding system. "This is an invaluable form of identification should a pet be stolen for research, since laboratories will instantly know the animal is not abandoned but a beloved pet," says Lynn.

Read more at Suite101: Tatoos, Microchips, and ID Tags Keep Dogs Safe: Tagging Can Reunite Lost Dogs and Cats with their Owners http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/tatoos_microchips_and_id_tags_keep_dogs_safe#ixzz0yPxlYqQS

Pet Chatter Posting
August 2009

One dog's adverse reaction.

Why would you want to take the risk when there is another alternative?

Tattoo vs. Microchip

WARNING
MICROCHIPS IN PETS DONíT WORK

How does a Microchip Work (or not work)?

  • Each microchip is given a unique code that is registered with a recovery program. A scanner is needed to identify the codes.  Since there are 9 (yes nine) chip companies and no one scanner that scans all chips even if the dog is scanned the chances of finding a chip are risky.

  • The trick is that the dog MUST BE SCANNED in order to find the chip.   We see more information all the time indicating that shelters are not scanning the animals at all.  Reasons like "we were to busy", "they are never registered anyway",  "the scanner is broken", "there are to many scanners so we just don't check any" or the "battery was dead" are all to common excuses for not checking for chips.

  • The chip MUST BE "registered" with the recovery program or the owner of that chip will never be found.

  • Chips are electronic and electronics can fail. 

  • When a pet is found by an individual who is not aware of micro chipping and does not know to take the pet to a clinic or shelter for scanning or if the registry information is not kept up to date, the microchip is of no benefit.

  • If the finder wants to keep the pet, they are not likely to have it scanned.  Even if the pet is taken to the same Vet who implanted the chip; if the finder presents the animal as theirs the Vet would have no reason to scan for a chip.

  • If your pet ever needs to have a life saving MRI, the existence of a microchip could kill them.  How many pet owner would even think of that at a time when they may need a MRI?

How does a Tattoo Work?

  • The tattoo is visually seen, no special scanning equipment needed.

  • Using our tattoo numbering system your pet's tattoo can be traced even if the registration process ha

    s not been completed.

  • Tattoo's are permanent.  If you find a pet and the tattoo has faded, apply some water to the area, most times is becomes readable.  Tattoo's with a tattoo-a-pet dealer are guaranteed.  If your pet's tattoo becomes un-readable it can be retraced. 

  • Federal law restricts the use of a tattooed animal for research.  Laboratories
    can't accept tattooed animals. They can lose their license if they do.

Does a Microchip Guarantee My Dog will be Found?

  • Absolutely not!  It is the responsibility of the dog owner to register with their
    recovery program, and to update them with any changes.

  • The shelter or finder of the dog has to be able to scan the chip in order to
    know.   They have to be lucky enough that they have the proper scanner for
    reading that chip and that the chip has not migrated to another location in
    the dog. 

  • Even the chip companies are conscious of their faults recommending "You
    should always consider more than one form of identification for your dog."

Does a Tattoo Guarantee My Dog will be Found?

  • There is no guarantee, but your chances are the HIGHEST  with the
    99% documented recovery record of tattoo-a-pet, since 1972. 

  • Being visible, immediately recognizable and reported; this recovery process
     is the most effective means of identification available.

  • Dognappers and finders are deterred and are not going to take or try to
    keep a pet with a permanent VISIBLE form of ID.

Are Microchips Safe or Painful?

  • Any foreign material embedded under the skin has risk.

  • More cases of cancer at the chip site are found every year.  The chip
    companies refuse to recognize that.  They continue to point to other factors,
    including vaccinations, for the cancers found surrounding chips.

  • The microchip is implanted with a surgical tube needle under the skin.  There may be pain associated with the penetration of the needle.  Certainly if your pet develops cancer in the site they are at risk of unnecessary pain.

  • Other dangers include the misplacement of a chip in a struggling animal causing death or paralysis, and chips migrating within the petís body causing abscesses and infection.

  • Microchips contain metal, this makes a life saving MRI impossible.

  • Chips contain an electromagnetic transponder.  Need we say more...

Are Tattoo's Safe or Painful?

  • Tattoo's are safe and pain free. 

  • It is absolutely permanent, indisputable proof that you own the dog without any adverse effects, like an infection or reaction.

  • It takes 5 to10 minutes to complete a tattoo on the average dog, no anesthesia required and the dogs feel no pain at the site.

Dogs Monthly June 2010

Dogs Monthly July 2010

IF YOUR PET IS CHIPPED
Back it up with a visible
TATTOO-A-PET TATTOO.

For Your Pet's SakeÖ

More links to documentation of health issues related to microchips.

Antichips.com documentation on Microchips and Cancer
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/memorial7.html
Washington Post Article Linking Tumors to Microchips

http://www.noble-leon.com/
http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/jul04/040701a.asp
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/BSAVAMicrochip.html
http://www.dogsmonthly.co.uk/downloads/DM_June10_pages10-15.pdf
http://www.dogsmonthly.co.uk/downloads/Microchip%20article%20July10.pdf

http://www.chipmenot.org.uk/

Tattooing is a visible ID that works.  No scanner is needed to read.  Proven 99% documented recoveries. 
Labs, under federal law, cannot use a tattooed pet.

 

   
 

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