Saturday, August 15, 2015

National Check the Chip Day

Microchips are a great way to help you get reunited with your pet if he/she is lost or stolen, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.

Therefore, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have joined together to create “Check the Chip Day” to recognize the importance of registering a microchipped pet and insuring the pet's safe return to their rightful home.

Implanting the microchip is the first step, but it is very important to keep your information up to date with the chip's manufacturer.  AAHA has a Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool that is linked to many of the microchip registries, in case you don’t remember your registration information. Check it out today and make sure your information is correct. It could save your pet's life!

For more information, here is a podcast from AVMA about microchipping