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Witnessed: Benefits of Animal Microchip Implant — 13 Comments

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  2. Michael, just one more on this. I want a GPS tracker and micro-chip that allows me to crawl through neighborhoods in my Toyota, searching for my cat. Is that too much to ask?

  3. I guess, what I’m trying to say is this: why can’t micro-chipping be more advanced than this? Less restrictive to just veterinarian scanning? Why can’t I have a micro-chip that allows for GPS-tracking or something similar? (I was led to believe by the person at Capitol Humane that the chip would have this feature. so sad.)

      • They are known to move around, so it’s advised to have your vet scan for it at every visit to be sure it hasn’t shifted. Most of my cats were micro-chipped at the shelter

        • Elisa, Ruth(K), what do you know about providing antioxidants in our cats’ diets? I must confess, after I bite down on my 1000mg d-alpha Vit E capsule and squirt out most of it into my own system, I let Shrimpie have the mostly empty gelatin capsule. He has never attempted to swallow it, but he bites on it. Should I not be doing this? (He gets “tumors” on his back, which sometimes need to be lanced and removed if they develop pus. My former veterinarian does not know why they occur.)

          • I wonder if a vet has ever suggested there could be a link to the ‘tumours’ on Shrimpie’s back and him biting on your gelatin capsule which had vitamin e in?
            Gelatin won’t hurt him as it’s made of animal parts and why we veggies never buy anything with gelatin in, but cats are very clever and know what they need in their diet, maybe he needs a proper course of vitamin e to help his trouble?
            You could ask your new vet about this as you said your former vet didn’t know why the tumours occurred, hopefully this one will be able to prescribe some for him if he thinks he needs it as he won’t be getting enough from your used capsules.

  4. My most gregarious male, Michael, was micro-chipped when adopted from Capitol Humane. After the move from the foreclosured house and acre, he disappeared. He was my “spotted-bellied sphinx,” who would bring up floppy disks and rolls of Scotch tape, whatever he could pick up, and push them under my bedroom door upstairs, when it was shut. (He was always the last one to bed, joining me and the four others an hour or so later, usually.)

    My point is that if the individual who steals the cat is not a Good Samaritan, and does not take the cat to the vet, then what are your chances of getting the cat back due to micrchipping. nil.

    I agree with you, though. Micro-chipping is important, because it certainly increases your chances of being reunited with your beloved feline.

    • Didn’t realise you kept a Sphynx cat at one time. They relatively rare.

      I agree, and it is a good point, the effectiveness of microchipping depends on a Good Samaritan taking the lost cat to a vet.

      If someone is stealing a cat that won’t happen, obviously. The point you are making is that there should be a way of tracking the microchip. I understand that.

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