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What a microchip for cats

Before we get to that, first let me tell you something about the microchip controversy.

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has issued a statement on the use of microchips in pets. (To read the PIJAC position on microchips, click here.) The council’s position is that microchips are the best form of identification for pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has also stated that microchips are the best way to identify pets.

I have no problem with that. I’m even willing to accept the claim that microchips are better than tattooing or ear-tagging. My problem is that PIJAC, the AVMA and other organizations are not saying that microchips are 100% effective. They are saying that microchips are a reliable form of identification for your pet.

The reason for the current controversy surrounding microchips is that some pet owners have been led to believe that these devices are 100% reliable. They are not. If a pet is lost, microchip readers cannot read a microchip. If a pet is stolen, the reader cannot read the chip.

PIJAC, the AVMA, and several other organizations have disclosed that microchips are not 100% reliable. They are saying that microchips are reliable, but not entirely accurate. Because of the possibility of the inaccuracy of microchips, it is important to be aware of the possible ramifications of using the microchip.

As a breeder of purebred dogs, I have a special interest in the use of microchips. I breed dogs that are not registered, and I have always been concerned about the security of my dogs. In the past, I have chosen to use tattooing as my primary form of identification. Tattooing is no more difficult to remove than a microchip, and it is more secure.

But now, I have come to realize that microchips are a very good alternative. My dogs are all microchipped, and I’ve never had a problem. I’ve been very pleased with the ease of the process, and I’ve been totally happy with the results.

So, I’m very happy to support the use of microchips in pets. I’m not saying they are 100% reliable, but they are certainly better than nothing.

Back to the cats. The problem is that many people are getting the impression that microchips are 100% reliable. The FDA is asking pet owners to think before they get a microchip. The FDA is advising that you talk to your veterinarian to make sure that your vet knows how to read, remove, and replace the microchip. The FDA is also asking that you talk to your vet before getting a microchip.

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