I wanted to let you know that in early March I had my little kitty Remington neutered. When I got him I purchased a "Kitten Package" which entitled me to all of his baby shots and his well baby checkups for the first year, a discount on his neutering, AND a microchip. When I saw the microchip was included I told them that I wasn't interested in that, because of the information I have learned from you. There was no reduction in the package for my not taking the microchip, which was okay - I just wanted to be sure that they didn't put a chip in my kitty.
However, before I went in to have my kitty neutered I had printed labels that I wanted put onto my cats' chart saying DO NOT MICROCHIP MY PETS. I was afraid that while they were doing one procedure they'd just automatically do the other and I wanted to make sure they didn't put a chip in my kitten. Before I left, I made sure they were on the front of his chart when I dropped him off.
When I got back that evening to pick him up they handed me the paperwork for his microchip!!! I was furious and then they looked and realized that they had made a mistake and that they had handed me someone else's chip paperwork and my kitty was NOT chipped because they had seen my labels on his chart. Now when I go into the vet to pick up medicine for my old kitty I see my large label prominently displayed on the front of their chart and know that my kitties will NOT be chipped.
I just wanted to thank you again for the information you shared. I am glad that I found out about it before they just automatically chipped my new kitty. He now wears a nice little tag with his name and my number on his collar and I feel better knowing I haven't subjected him to possible illness.
Thanks again for your hard work and information.