August 15th is National Check the Chip Day! A microchip can greatly increase the likelihood that a pet is reunited with its family. However, a chip is only as good as the information linked to it. Follow the tips below to ensure your pet’s chances of getting home safely.
Update the Chip
To update your pet’s microchip registration information, you will need your pet’s microchip number. If you haven’t created an account with the manufacturer, you’ll need to do that so that you can access the registration in the future for updates. Make sure that your home address and phone number are up to date.
Missing Chip Number
Don’t have access to your pet’s microchip number? To gain access to this information you can:
- Contact your vet who generally records this information in their records
- Contact the implanter of the microchip
- Take your pet to have them scanned at your local vet or rescue center
Here at The Corner Vet®, we can place an international microchip to permanently identify your pet during an office visit. The procedure is safe, quick and requires no sedation. We can also scan your pet to identify previously placed microchips.
Make an appointment today!