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Feature February 2014 Issue

Keep your pet’s microchip information current

Remember that your cat’s microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) created “Check the Chip Day” (August 15). You can join the event on Facebook.

  • Make an appointment with your vet for microchipping if your pet isn’t already microchipped. Make sure that the chip is promptly registered.
  • Check your already-microchipped pet’s registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database to make certain that it’s up-to-date.
  • To update your pet’s registration, you’ll need the microchip number. If you haven’t already created an account with the manufacturer, you’ll need to do that so you can access the registration in the future. Make sure that all of the information is correct — particularly your phone number(s) and home address.

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