Microchips make all the difference in greatly increasing 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.
Make sure your pet’s microchip information is up-to-date between now and August 15, which is "Check the Chip Day" across the United States. If you’ve ever moved or changed phone numbers or other contact information, it’s more than worth the effort to make sure you’ve submitted updated information to your pet’s microchip registry. 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.
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. The American Veterinary Medical Association maintains a website with easy-to-follow instructions at AVMA.org/CheckTheChip.
To check and update a registration, you’ll need your pet’s microchip number. If you don’t have that easily accessible at home, we’ll be happy to scan your pet’s chip for you.
Badger Veterinary Hospital is hosting Check the Chip Microchip Scanning Events on Tuesday, August 15 at our three locations:
- Badger Veterinary Hospital-Cambridge from 3:00-5:00 PM
- Badger Veterinary Hospital-Beloit from 4:00-6:00 PM
- Badger Veterinary Hospital-Janesville from 6:00-8:00 PM
If you can't make one of our Check the Chip Microchip Scanning Events, just call us to make an appointment to bring your pet to the clinic at another time!
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.