Many thoughts and prayers going up for Halo from Pennsylvania. Poor girl... I hope her luck starts to change for the better soon! Give her some soft scritchies and lovies from me too.
Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
-Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
I don't think I could stand the guilt if I heard that another pet got cancer because they chipped after hearing Kuhio's story.
But, we still think that the benefits of chipping outweigh the risk. Poor Halo seems to just have the worst luck.
Before I knew about the risks of chipping and vacinations, I thought those things were just what responsible, caring, pet owners did. You were trying to protect Halo, not cause this. I am praying that she makes a full recovery, she deserves nothing less. Please don't feel guilty, you thought you were doing the right thing out of love and concern for Halo.
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I can't wait to get home Tuesday night and cuddle her.
Bobcat says she's doing well.
Halo is a very territorial kitty. She feels it is her job to make sure no stray cats get in her yard. If she sees one outside, she makes a run for the sliding glass door and yowls them away.
On Thursday night, some friends dropped off their kitty Gracie at our house. We are taking care of her for 6 weeks until her family returns. If Halo was feeling 100% we'd have to keep them separated until Halo calmed down.
Bobcat said Halo had no reaction when she saw Gracie except for a grumpy look. Part of me is glad (for Gracie's sake) but it tells me that Halo isn't feeling great. She knows she doesn't have the energy to show Gracie who's in charge.
I'm so sorry to hear this about beautiful Halo. I could just cry.
I hope you find her a bit better on Tuesday and able to show that Gracie who's boss!
I cannot believe this is happening to you and Halo. After all you've been through with losing Kuhio.
I had planned on getting Paizly chipped after she got out last 4th of July weekend, but never got around to it. Now I'm thinking I'll just leave her be. She does have her collar with tags on at all times.
Jax was chipped at the shelter so I'll just make sure to pay close attention to that area. You can feel his chip very easily. It's kinda creepy.
I hope Halo is back to her normal self by the time you get home so she can get and give all the lovin's for your homecoming.
Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.
Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!
Cindy (Human) - Taz (RB Tabby) - Zoee (Australian Shepherd) - Paizly (Dilute Tortie) - Taggart (Aussie Mix) - Jax (Brown & White Tabby)
From what we're learning, a very small percentage of pets who are chipped have problems. Unfortunately, for those who do develop fibrosarcoma, the prognosis isn't good.
If I had to do it all over again, and given the same circumstances, I probably would chip again. Of the 20+ kitties we've been involved in chipping in the last 8 years -- and we're still in contact with them -- Halo is the only one who has had a problem.
Someone "up there" is playing a cruel joke on us.
Some vaccines may be more likely to produce an allergic reaction, but there shouldn't be any difference between a 1 or 3 year Rabies vaccine as far as odds of cancer goes.
RIP Dusty July 2007 RIP Sabrina June 2011
There is an alternative to chipping - there is tattooing. I'm gonna talk about it on the radio today, I'll come back with more info later. Prayers still for Halo's recovery.
I've Been Frosted
http://tattoo-a-pet.com - they are the national registry, and have the database of all the pets and their ID numbers. They also give the owners a tag to put on the pet's collar with their 800-number on it, but even if the pet isn't wearing a collar, a vet or groomer who sees the number can always call.
It's only $35, and seems well worth it.
When someone asks why I don't have any tattoos, I tell them that with my luck, I'd be allergic to the dyes, and it's just not worth the risk. Anyone who knows me well knows I have all sorts of allergies, including a bunch of food allergies, so I'm not taking unnecessary chances!
I've Been Frosted
Give her kisses from us! And you can tell her she's famous, I talked about her on the radio show a little bit! Sadly, it was the Sunday show, and they don't archive it correctly, so I can't send her the file to hear.
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