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Microchipping your dog makes sense

A good identification system can prevent the destruction of your dog — microchips are the best system available.

Updated: November 24, 2004, 1:51 PM ET
By Karen Tobias | Veterinarian
University of Tennessee

Ever wonder what happens to a lost dog? Our local animal shelter receives more than 100 dogs and cats each day. Some are abandoned, some are strays, but a few are dogs that have escaped from loving homes.

Hopefully, the owners will locate their pets before the animals are placed with foster or adoptive families, or worse — euthanized because they are deemed old, sick, or unadoptable.

A good identification system can prevent the tragic destruction of a canine companion. In the ...

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