National Check The Chip Day!
Did you know that a microchip only works if the registration information is accurate? The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association have teamed up annually on August 15th to remind pet owners to have their pet’s microchipped and keep the registration up-to-date.
What do you need to do?
1. Make an appointment with your veterinarian to have your pet microchipped if they aren’t already.
2. Check your pet’s registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database.
3. To update, you need your pet’s microchip number and create an account with the manufacturer.
Numerous databases for registering your pet exist – but the one that counts is the one maintained by the manufacturer of your pet’s microchip.
AAHA’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool is linked to the registries of the majority of microchip manufacturers.
Don’t take the chance of potentially not getting your pet back if they are lost or stolen! Microchip and/or update your pet’s chip today!
AAHA’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool