Updating avid microchip
You'll also want to refer to this info and check your contact info should your pet ever go missing, as we discuss in our Tips For Finding Lost Pets article.
You can call your vet’s office or the shelter/rescue where you adopted your pet, they may well have it in their records.But it's even easier and faster to look up your pet’s microchip number on the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup site — you plug in the number, and the site will tell you if and with which registry the chip is registered (example below), when it was last updated, and provide the necessary information about how to get in touch to check and update your contact information.And there you have it, three quick and easy steps to help ensure that your pets can find their way home should they ever wander off. But if you do, you’ll be glad that it’s there and that your contact information is registered and up-to-date!Additionally, we are NOT compensated if you choose to buy what we feature. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling.A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice.So, if you never registered your pet's microchip or if you're unsure if you did or whether or not your contact information is up-to-date, please read on.
Your pet's safety, as well as your peace-of-mind depends on it. After all, properly registered and microchipped pets make their lives SOOOOOO much easier and help to keep the shelters less full.
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And, should you ever lose a pet, here's some info and tips that will help you get them home safe.
your pet's microchip isn't just important, it's also quick and easy.
Just in case you need more proof about the importance of microchipping your pets and of registering and keeping your contact information up-to-date in the registry, below are some “happy ending” stories that happened because of registered microchips. And note that one of them is about how a pet's registered microchip actually helped to get a Are your pets' microchips registered? What to Do When You Find a Lost Dog6 Tips for Finding Your Lost Dog Lost Dogs (and Cats): Your Pet Versus 4th of July Fireworks Pet First Aid: Would You Know What to Do (and What NOT to Do)?