I first blogged about the dangers and implications of having our dogs microchipped in 2003 and those blog posts are lost somewhere in cyberspace due to moving to new host and a computer crash. Here is one story/link from 2007 http://thewholedog.org/wholedognews/?p=20 here on Whole Dog News.
Though some of the information I posted has been lost, the facts remain the same and they are that microchips are not a good thing nor are they safe or harmless. We have all been, once again, hoodwinked and dumbed down sheepeople and our beloved animal companions are suffering because of it.
As you are all aware, Merck is being sued.
The lawsuit alleges that Merck’s HomeAgain pet microchip induced cancer in a cat. This case my friends, is not the first reporting of one of our pets developing cancer from a microchip being injected into them.
Dr. Katherine Albrecht, a consumer advocate and expert on implantable microchip reactions, said that, “Based on the alarming number of microchip-linked cancers we’re discovering, I predict this lawsuit will be just the tip of the iceberg.”
There are in fact:
“… [A] growing number of adverse reactions to microchips, including the chip-related cancer deaths of two dogs within the past year.” Chip Me Not October 13, 2010
Please check out their website http://www.chipmenot.org and look at all the case histories not only in dogs and cats but horses and in mice, rats, and even bats!
You may also be interested in reading the Microchip-Cancer Report
“Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990â€“2006″ by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D.
Released November 19, 2007
And, if you read nothing else, please do read my friend and colleague, Dr Kim Bloomer’s article on Micro-Chipping our Pets she has some great insights and information you won’t want to miss.