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>Do any of you have dogs who got tatood by the vet?  I know that some vets
        We have tattooed our own dogs for many years, we use the 5/8" small
animal kit that can be obtained from Omaha vaccine (or others).  We do it in
the flank area -- NEVER in the ear.  I've seen photos in the magazine put
out by WARDS of dognapped dogs with their (former tattooed) ears cut off,
some survived, some bled to death.
        There are organizations that will register your tattoos and give you
a tag to put on the dogs collar, usually these want social security numbers
but keep in mind I've been told by my law enforcement friends that SS won't
even release this info to them when they find stolen goods with SS's on
them.  Many people use their drivers license number (with state initials in
front of it) and AKC will now release info if you use their AKC number.
        In some areas there are kennel clubs that will offer tattoo clinics,
ask around.  Most vets don't want to do this unless the dog is put out and I
hate to see a dog put out more than necessary, perhaps if the dog is to have
surgery for something else it could be tattooed at that time.

Karen C
Atascadero, CA
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