Microchips significantly increase the chance of getting your pet returned if he/she is lost or stolen. But a microchip only helps you get your pet back if its registration information is correct.
Please make sure your pet’s microchip information is up-to-date between now and August 15, which is “Check the Chip Day” across the United States. If you have moved or changed phone numbers or other contact information, take a few moments to make sure you’ve registered updated information to your pet’s microchip registry. Even if your contact information hasn’t changed, please make sure that your correct information is included on your pet’s microchip registry.
Checking a chip’s registration information is very easy, and can mean the difference between a sad day and a happy family reunion if you ever get separated from your pet. The American Veterinary Medical Association maintains a website with easy-to-follow instructions at AVMA.org/CheckTheChip or call our office for help 937-546-0222.
To check and update a microchip registry, you will need your pet’s microchip number. If you don’t have your pet’s Microchip number or can not locate it at home, we’ll scan your pet for free and determine the registration number for you; just make an appointment to bring your pet into the clinic!
And if you have not microchipped your pet yet, there’s no better time than now. Microchips can help reunite families. Give us a call if you would like to talk about the benefits of microchipping and schedule an appointment for your pet.