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2013-04-25 03:30:10 PM
How on earth would you get a dog to stay still long enough to tattoo it?
 
2013-04-25 03:34:37 PM
It's only ok if it enhances your dog's personality, like eyebrows.

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2013-04-25 03:55:28 PM
We already cut his noogies off.  The least one can do is give he dog a badass tattoo to make him feel better after that.
 
2013-04-25 03:59:01 PM
According to the article, the dog in question was anesthetized in order to get the tattoo. Dogs, like humans, have a very small but non-zero risk of death when placed under anesthesia. So unless the tattoo is meant to lessen the dog's chance of dying or getting lost, it's increasing the dog's chance of dying. Possibly killing your dog for a pointless procedure is not alright, in my opinion.
 
2013-04-25 04:01:08 PM
I don't know. Was it OK last week?
 
2013-04-25 04:04:12 PM
We did the tattooed license on one of our dogs, years ago. Wasn't a problem for him, got it done when we had him fixed and he was already out.

I wouldn't be putting them there for aesthetics, though.
 
2013-04-25 04:09:27 PM
My dog has a tattoo on her belly to indicate she's been spayed. What's the problem?
 
2013-04-25 04:10:22 PM

LasersHurt: We did the tattooed license on one of our dogs, years ago. Wasn't a problem for him, got it done when we had him fixed and he was already out.

I wouldn't be putting them there for aesthetics, though.


Ok, I can see that.

However, can't they just microchip them?  I know my cats are microchipped.
 
2013-04-25 04:11:55 PM

tnpir: My dog has a tattoo on her belly to indicate she's been spayed. What's the problem?


Serious question... why is that important information?  I haven't owned a dog since I was a little kid, never heard that.  Its certainly nothing my vet mentioned being important if our cats got lost.
 
2013-04-25 04:12:28 PM

downstairs: LasersHurt: We did the tattooed license on one of our dogs, years ago. Wasn't a problem for him, got it done when we had him fixed and he was already out.

I wouldn't be putting them there for aesthetics, though.

Ok, I can see that.

However, can't they just microchip them?  I know my cats are microchipped.


It's also used to indicate that they were spayed/neutered. Most places don't do it, but I've known a few people who's dogs were spayed/tattooed prior to adopting them. One of my friend's dogs looked like a weird alien symbol
 
2013-04-25 04:13:11 PM

tnpir: My dog has a tattoo on her belly to indicate she's been spayed. What's the problem?


What was the tattoo?

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2013-04-25 04:13:30 PM

downstairs: LasersHurt: We did the tattooed license on one of our dogs, years ago. Wasn't a problem for him, got it done when we had him fixed and he was already out.

I wouldn't be putting them there for aesthetics, though.

Ok, I can see that.

However, can't they just microchip them?  I know my cats are microchipped.


I had my dogs chipped. Gotten 7+ years of Home again Pet rescue emails, never seen a missing Spaniel. Guess they're not a breed that runs away.
 
2013-04-25 04:30:35 PM

downstairs: LasersHurt: We did the tattooed license on one of our dogs, years ago. Wasn't a problem for him, got it done when we had him fixed and he was already out.

I wouldn't be putting them there for aesthetics, though.

Ok, I can see that.

However, can't they just microchip them?  I know my cats are microchipped.


THESE days, probably. I mean I'm not that old, it was the 90s, but we still weren't jamming as many chips into pets back then as we are now.
 
2013-04-25 05:12:50 PM
img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-04-25 05:15:00 PM
Tattoos on a dog
www.wtf-portal.net
 
2013-04-25 05:15:49 PM
Both of my dogs have sweet tats on their ears - lets the other dogs in the neighbor not to fark with them -

/we call them their 'jailhouse tats
//retired racing greyhounds
 
2013-04-25 05:16:39 PM
You can't tattoo a freaking baby dog!
 
2013-04-25 05:18:41 PM
Thoroughbred horses don't seem to mind, but dogs might
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2013-04-25 05:18:54 PM
Question: when someone asks "is it ok to...", what does that really mean?  Is it legal?  Does some random person on the internet agree with it?  Do a plurality or majority of random people agree?  Why would anyone really ask a group of strangers to pontificate on (for them) some theoretical situation?

If its not illegal and you want to do it, go for it.  ...though, for humane and practical reasons, its probably best to sedate the dog first.  No way in hell would my lab sit still long enough for a tattoo -- I can barely get her still long enough for a decent photo.
 
2013-04-25 05:18:59 PM
Once you get those tattoos on you're dog, you'll really be unique.
 
2013-04-25 05:19:08 PM
The other day I saw a dog with a tramp stamp.
 
2013-04-25 05:19:21 PM

rkiller1: Tattoos on a dog
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Dirty whore needs to wash her damn feet.
 
2013-04-25 05:19:36 PM

Rapmaster2000: Once you get those tattoos on you're dog, you'll really be unique.


Or once you are dog.  That would be unique too.
 
2013-04-25 05:19:43 PM

rkiller1: Tattoos on a dog
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2013-04-25 05:19:47 PM

Flragnararch: You can't tattoo a freaking baby dog!


Nah, you just have to slip the guy an extra $100.
 
2013-04-25 05:19:53 PM

rkiller1: Tattoos on a dog
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The tattoos and metal in her face may be hideous, but without that stuff she's adorable.
 
2013-04-25 05:20:15 PM

chatikh: According to the article, the dog in question was anesthetized in order to get the tattoo. Dogs, like humans, have a very small but non-zero risk of death when placed under anesthesia. So unless the tattoo is meant to lessen the dog's chance of dying or getting lost, it's increasing the dog's chance of dying. Possibly killing your dog for a pointless procedure is not alright, in my opinion.


Agreed.  Same with chopping their ears and tails.  Makes me wish I could do the same to the owners.
 
2013-04-25 05:20:21 PM

Satanic_Hamster: rkiller1: Tattoos on a dog
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Dirty whore needs to wash her damn feet.


I had the same thought, but then...
 
2013-04-25 05:20:28 PM
I have my name and a serial number that is registered with the vet tattooed on my dogs ear
 
2013-04-25 05:22:20 PM
My dogs were spayed/neutered and chipped at the same time, because I'm a huge baby and after seeing a childhood dog chipped without the benefit of being under anesthetic, I wouldn't do it any other way.

They are almost 8 and almost 9 now and the vet is talking about teeth cleaning, but the thought of putting them under anesthesia for it makes me so nervous.

/Hand wringing pet owner.
 
2013-04-25 05:23:13 PM
And the best defense of the practice is: "not all that much crueler than branding, and for a less critical purpose."  So there's your answer.
 
2013-04-25 05:23:33 PM

scottydoesntknow: It's only ok if it enhances your dog's personality, like eyebrows.

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The more I look at that picture the more it makes me chuckle.
 
2013-04-25 05:24:08 PM
Since it's ok to slice skin off of the penis of baby boys, I'm sure that tattooing dogs would be kosher...


/snark
 
2013-04-25 05:25:32 PM

rkiller1: Satanic_Hamster: rkiller1: Tattoos on a dog
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Dirty whore needs to wash her damn feet.

I had the same thought, but then...


There's no but then.  BATH her THEN bring her to me.  Aint letting that dirty whore into my place otherwise!
 
2013-04-25 05:25:55 PM
Submitty, why didn't you follow the link at the beginning of the article and link to the source article that contained pictures? --> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2301541/Man-tattoos-Pit-Bull- O utrage-animal-lovers-Ernesto-Rodriguez-gives-DOG-tattoo.html#ixzz2Po8i vo8e

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2013-04-25 05:26:06 PM
I'd say the tat is OK(ish), but the ear cropping is a definite no.
 
2013-04-25 05:26:13 PM

ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: My dogs were spayed/neutered and chipped at the same time, because I'm a huge baby and after seeing a childhood dog chipped without the benefit of being under anesthetic, I wouldn't do it any other way.

They are almost 8 and almost 9 now and the vet is talking about teeth cleaning, but the thought of putting them under anesthesia for it makes me so nervous.

/Hand wringing pet owner.


Not so cool story: my dad's cat died after aspirating fluid while under anesthesia for dental cleaning.
 
2013-04-25 05:26:17 PM

downstairs: tnpir: My dog has a tattoo on her belly to indicate she's been spayed. What's the problem?

Serious question... why is that important information?  I haven't owned a dog since I was a little kid, never heard that.  Its certainly nothing my vet mentioned being important if our cats got lost.


Well if they runs off and can't be gotten back to you for whatever reason and ends up in a rescue program you've spared them an unnecessary surgery.
 
2013-04-25 05:26:57 PM
One of our cats was tattooed on her belly for identification when she was under getting spayed. The other cat wasn't when he was snipped, but was done at a different vet office and maybe just a vet preference...
 
2013-04-25 05:27:02 PM
why tattoo when there's those RFID chips?
 
2013-04-25 05:27:49 PM
Don't care what the experts say - the answer is "no".

I'll make an exception for the spay/neuter thingies as presumably the dog is already anesthetized and there's a professional nearby so who cares. Otherwise, no.
 
2013-04-25 05:28:14 PM

rkiller1: Tattoos on a dog
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i'd hit it.
 
2013-04-25 05:28:36 PM

downstairs: tnpir: My dog has a tattoo on her belly to indicate she's been spayed. What's the problem?

Serious question... why is that important information?  I haven't owned a dog since I was a little kid, never heard that.  Its certainly nothing my vet mentioned being important if our cats got lost.


If your pet ends up on the street, it lets the shelter know that they've been spayed so they don't attempt to do it again. Sometimes the scars disappear entirely, so it prevents an unnecessary operation.
 
2013-04-25 05:30:07 PM

cevarius: Since it's ok to slice skin off of the penis of baby boys, I'm sure that tattooing dogs would be kosher...
/snark


Given that we routinely perform elective major abdominal surgery (spaying) on healthy animals, there's no need to bring something as minor as circumcision into the discussion.
 
2013-04-25 05:30:50 PM
My dog is covered in thick, black fur. Even if I thought it were a good idea to tattoo her (I don't), you wouldn't even be able to see it!

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/My dog Chewbacca...isn't she adorable?
 
2013-04-25 05:31:23 PM

downstairs: tnpir: My dog has a tattoo on her belly to indicate she's been spayed. What's the problem?

Serious question... why is that important information?


It is to let you know that you don't need to wear a condom.
 
2013-04-25 05:31:29 PM

cevarius: One of our cats was tattooed on her belly for identification when she was under getting spayed. The other cat wasn't when he was snipped, but was done at a different vet office and maybe just a vet preference...


You can easily detect whether a pet has been neutered. Spayed is a more invasive check. That's the reason.
 
2013-04-25 05:32:08 PM

downstairs: However, can't they just microchip them?  I know my cats are microchipped.



A name or number tattooed inside the ear is visible to anyone, including kids who may find your lost pet on the street. Microchips are only visible to those who have special equipment, and who use it. Have heard of lost pets being euthanized at shelters cos the shelter could not be arsed to check for a chip.

Anyway, what is so bad about a tattoo that makes it worse than a chip? A tattoo wont migrate around under the skin and possibly get overgrown by fat or otherwise misplaced from where it was expected to be, such as getting bitten out in a dogfight, and it is potentially harder to cut out, if someone wanted to steal a valuable animal.
 
2013-04-25 05:34:27 PM
Don't see the problem.
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/better than some cat tattoos I've seen
//yeah, I'm talking about that one
 
2013-04-25 05:36:09 PM
Come on... I can't be the only one who's read this.
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