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Based on the facts that a large number of pets have already been implanted with this microchip technology, and because there have been a relatively small number of confirmed cases of chip-induced tumors, the AVMA advised pet owners against a rush to judgment on the technology.

In fact, there is a concern among veterinary medical researchers that some of the research into chip-induced tumors may be flawed because the animals used were genetically predisposed to cancer. In addition, removal of the chip is a more invasive procedure and not without potential complications.

It's clear that there is a need for more scientific research into this technology, AVMA states.[/b]
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