Saturday, October 30, 2010

Microchip Implants Cause Cancer in Pets

Yesterday, we learned that our canine pets are not immune to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and they too may someday have to struggle through the pains of chemotherapy. Today, I want to present some disturbing information regarding one particular cause of cancer in our pets: animal microchips.

Microchip in a CatMicrochip implants were introduced in the 1980s and have become increasingly popular for pet tracking over the past few years. A recent report reviewed the research conducted on these microchips from 1990 to 2006, and the researchers found "in nearly all cases, researchers concluded that the microchips had induced the cancers."

In light of this upsetting research, animal rights attorney Steven Wise is suing Merck & Co. over claims that its HomeAgain® pet microchip caused malignant tumors in pets. To read more about this case, click here.


  1. I always thought something seemed a little creepy about implanting those chips into our pets... Now, I have proof!

  2. I had to put my one and a half year old pup down from this.lump started where the chip was,it all makes sense now.and the piece of shit vet told me it was safe