August 15th is “Check the Chip Day!”

8/9/18

by Linda L.

Do you know your pet’s microchip number?  When is the last time you updated your registration information – address, phone numbers, or other contact information?  Is it accurate?

On Monday, August 15th, stop by Family Pet Animal Hospital and we’ll scan your pet for his/her microchip, look up your pet’s microchip number in the American Animal Hospital Assocation’s (AAHA’s) universal microchip lookup tool, and tell you when you last updated your information!

Microchips greatly increase the chance of getting your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen… but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. The doctors and staff at Family Pet Animal Hospital are reminding all pet owners in Chicago that August 15th is National Check the Chip Day, when pet owners are encouraged to check and update the contact information registered with their pet’s microchip.  Even if your contact information hasn’t changed, it’s a good idea to double-check that your correct information is included in the microchip registry.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) established “Check the Chip Day” in an effort to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets.  This year, with support from HomeAgain, there’s a video reinforcing the importance of registering pet microchips and keeping that information up to date.

 

 

Checking a chip’s registration information is easy, and can mean the difference between heartbreak and a happy family reunion if you ever get separated from your pet.  And if you don’t yet have your pet microchipped, there’s no better time than now. Microchips help reunite families! Call us to talk about the benefits of microchipping and schedule an appointment for your pet.

Hope to see you on the 15th! To learn more about microchips, call us or visit the AVMA’s website at www.avma.org/CheckTheChip.

 

Related resources:

Microchipping at Family Pet Animal Hospital

FAQs about microchipping from the American Veterinary Medical Association