Microchip 101

microchipDid you know that pets with microchips are twenty times more likely to be reunited with their owners?  However, but there are many other reasons why microchipping is recommended by veterinarians and animal shelters around the world.  If your pet is already microchipped, you need to know how to keep your information up to date.  Did you lose your paperwork and pet’s microchip number?  No worries, Dr. Coffin is here to help.

Microchips

  • Reunite lost pets with their family
  • Aid in pet theft cases
  • Help prepare for disaster preparedness
  • Required for some international travel
  • Can be used when pet health testing and medical records
  • Can be used to activate pet doors and even pet dishes

Lost your microchip paperwork and number?

  1. Have your veterinarian scan your pet for the microchip number
  2. Input the number into AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup: This will tell you what registry your microchip is most likely registered.
  3. Contact the pet registry identified from the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup and give them your correct contact information.
  4. If you have your pet’s information all you need to do is go to the website on your paperwork, log in and update your contact information.

Microchips are built to last for 25 years.  However, some microchips do fail which is why the American Animal Hospital Association created Check the Chip Day, which is August 15th.  It’s a day for all veterinarians to raise awareness about the importance of microchipping.  Here at Guthrie Pet Hospital we are working on implementing checking every pet during their annual exam and vaccinations.

During the month of August, we are offering $5.00 off microchipping.  For only $30.00 Guthrie Pet Hospital veterinarians will implant your pet’s microchip and the staff will enroll the information into the registry.  All you need to do is schedule an appointment today!

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