Today is National “Check the Chip” Day!

Is your pet microchipped? That is the best way to be sure your pet can find his or her way back to you if they get lost! Tags are great but can come off or be removed. If your pet does have a microchip, are you sure that the information is up to date, or have you moved or changed your phone number since getting the chip? Did you ever register the chip after the shelter put it in for you?

 Now is the time to find out and get all of your information up to date.

Your pet doesn’t have a microchip? Make an appointment today to get microchipped!

Here are some microchip reunion success stories:

  •  Waylon, an orange tabby cat, was found 2,000 miles from home! Because his owner registered his microchip, they were reunited. Having a registered microchip with accurate information meant that Waylon was able to return home.

  •  This Denver family came home to find their front door open and J, their beloved Yorkie, missing. They searched everywhere and never found him. Finally they were reunited with their dog four years after he went missing – and they have a microchip to thank!

Call us today to set up your appointment to have a microchip implanted in your pet. The procedure is quick and simple. If your pet already has a chip, drop by to have us “Check the Chip” and verify the microchip’s placement and number! Then go to the Universal Microchip Lookup Tool sponsored by AAHA to check your microchip information.
From there you can also obtain your microchip manufacturer’s phone number — contact them and make sure your phone number and address are up to date! If your pet has special needs (such as diabetes or seizures), you may be able to add a brief note about their medical condition. Should they ever get lost, this will help keep them safe and receive medical attention while they find their way back to you.

Note: If your pet has a chip made by AVID, this company does not participate in the AAHA Universal Microchip Lookup Tool. Their phone number is 1-800-336-2843 if you need to check your information with them.

Help us celebrate National “Check the Chip” day by making sure your pet is protected!