August 15th is Check the Chip Day.
Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.
Here is what you can do as a pet owner to increase the chances of getting your pet back if they are lost:
*Make an appointment with your veterinarian for microchipping if your pet isn’t already microchipped (then make sure that your pet’s chip is immediately registered).
*Check your already-microchipped pet’s registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database, and make sure it’s up-to-date.
Updating your pet’s microchip registration
To update your pet’s registration, you’ll need your pet’s microchip number and the phone number of the chip manufacturer. Make sure that all of the information, particularly your phone number(s) and address, are correct. If you don’t have the chip number for your pet, please call us. We can get you the chip number (even if we did not chip your pet) and we will be able to provide you with the phone number of the manufacturer.