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Register My Pet’s Microchip? Huh?

What is a Microchip and How Does it Help Protect My Pet?

A microchip is a tiny device that is implanted under the skin of your pet. It is about the size of a grain of rice and contains a unique identification number that can be used to identify your pet if it ever gets lost.

Microchipping is a safe and simple procedure that can be done at your veterinarian’s office. It only takes a few minutes and your pet won’t feel a thing. Once the microchip is implanted, it will stay in place for the life of your pet.

Having your pet microchipped is one of the best ways to protect them if they ever get lost. If your pet is found by a shelter or animal control, they will scan the microchip to get the identification number. This number can then be used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.

Microchipping is a great way to give your pet the best chance of being found if they ever get lost. It’s a simple procedure that can give you peace of mind knowing that your pet is safe and secure.

How to Register Your Pet’s Microchip & What Benefits Does it Provide?

Registering your pet’s microchip is an important step in ensuring their safety and well-being. Not only does it provide peace of mind for pet owners, but it also helps reunite lost pets with their families. Here’s how to register your pet’s microchip and the benefits it provides:

  1. Find the microchip number. This is usually located on the microchip itself or on the paperwork that came with it.
  2. Choose a microchip registry. There are several registries available, such as the American Association of Pet Parents (AAPP), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, the American Kennel Club (AKC) Reunite Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, and the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service.

    Many registries charge for changes, updates, .etc. However, the AAPP microchip registry is 100% free – and will always be free.
  3. Register your pet’s microchip. Once you’ve chosen a registry, you’ll need to provide your pet’s microchip number, your contact information, and your pet’s information (name, breed, age, etc.).
  4. Update your information. It’s important to keep your contact information up-to-date in case your pet ever gets lost.

The benefits of registering your pet’s microchip are numerous. It helps ensure that your pet can be identified and returned to you if they ever get lost. It also helps shelters and veterinarians identify and care for your pet if they ever end up in one. Finally, it can provide peace of mind knowing that your pet is safe and secure.

So don’t wait – register your pet’s microchip today and give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is safe and secure!

Published On: February 28, 2023|Categories: Dogs, News and Stories, Pet Safety|Tags: , |

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