Microchip updating

If these numbers seem low to you (and they are), it’s because only 58 percent of pet owners who microchip their pets remember to register said chips, as reported by Home Again.And those who do register their pets’ microchips don’t always remember to keep their information current. Microchips only work if they are: 1) implanted in a pet; 2) registered with the chip manufacturer’s database; and 3) kept up-to-date with valid addresses and phone numbers.To register a microchip or update contact information for a microchip, pet owners should contact their pet recovery service.AAHA is unable to assist pet owners with their microchip registration and/or problems.The tool works by searching the databases of participating companies.

Knowing that approximately one in three pets will be lost at some point during their lifetime is even more so.While collars and ID tags are extremely important—every dog and cat should wear them for ready identification—they can fall off or someone could remove them.If your pets are lost or stolen, microchips are one of the best ways to help ensure their safe return. Enter only the 9, 10 or 15 character microchip number, with no punctuation or spaces.Do not include the microchip type code or manufacturer’s name or abbreviation.

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