(Closed) Would you Tattoo your dog?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s a little extreme, but those dogs look very happy and well taken care of. It’s really not that different than a purebred dog who has tattoo markings verifying that it’s pure bred.

 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I find it odd to give your dog a decorative tattoo.  But plenty of dogs have tattoos for identification purposes or to denote them as purebred or to indicate that they’ve been spayed/neutered.

 

So I really don’t see the big deal as long as the dog is being properly taken care of.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My older dog has one from before I adopted her – she was born in a puppy mill sadly – it’s a short ID number. She also got a tattoo I guess from a shelter when she was spayed after she was rescued – it’s a 0 with a line through it. I don’t think I’d ever tattoo a dog for decoration though.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Eh, no but I don’t think those dogs are mistreated either. To me it probably hurts less then branding one of my grandpas cows.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

My dog has a little tattoo he got when we neutered him. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs.KMM:  Isn’t it….obvious….if dogs have been neutered/spayed (either through the obvious absence of testicles or the scarring from the spaying)? That’s crazy that people feel the need to tattoo on top of that!!

Poor puppies! As someone who has a few tattoos….they hurt! It’s totally unneccessary!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m more angry he had the dogs ears clipped.

The dog also looks like he has some serious sores.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@crayfish: This is a universally recognized tattoo that identifies your pet has been spayed or neutered. Scars fade and it helps shelters easily identify that the animal has been sterilized.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s totally inappropriate other than for identification or spay/neuter purposes, which should be quite small. You can’t say that huge tattoo on that dog’s belly didn’t hurt afterwards.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tattoos are fine for IDs or spay/neuter confirmation.  And I found out the hard way once to never assume that a lack of visible testicles means that a dog is neutered.  Was getting a dog set up for a dental and felt a small mass near that area when I was getting him positioned on the table.  As it turned out, he was cryptorchid (never descended).  And for females, scars fade and can be very hard to see on long haired dogs unless you want to shave them.  Other than those reasons, tattooing or piercing an animal is abuse, pure and simple.  It hurts, you can’t explain to them WHY you’re hurting them, and there is no medical purpose.  Plus most ID tattoos are done under anesthesia while the spay/neuter is being done, so the pain is minimal.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I wouldn’t for decorative purposes. I can’t stand to see him in pain. If I can avoid it, I will.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t see why not as long as the dog was properly taken care of. I would assume they would be done under anesthesia due to the dog wiggling and not jerking around, so they wouldn’t feel anything and would probably pretty well doped up afterwards.

Also, it isn’t always apparent when a dog has been neutered or not. Also, these have been designed. No, it isn’t an april fool’s joke. Someone has actually created fake testicles for dogs and horses.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That seems a little cruel.  Ouch!  Not necessary.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Absolutely not.  If you can’t tell my dog doesn’t have balls, that’s your problem.

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