A Microchip is a way to identify your pet if they are lost. The most important aspect of using a microchip is to ensure the information in the database is up-to-date at all times. This provides anyone who finds your pet easy access to contacting you so they can reunite you with your pet as soon as possible.
Pet Microchip Information:
We include lifetime paid microchip registration with every puppy we sell. If your pet has a microchip, have you checked to ensure your Pet’s Microchip Registration is up-to-date?
The microchip registration information will need to be updated whenever there is a change in your contact information or your pet’s health.
Pet parent’s home address,
Phone or email changes,
Pet’s health care concerns, and
Any nutritional concerns (so if found they can be addressed immediately).
Pet Microchip Information Purpose:
Have a hard copy and a digital copy (or a cloud copy) of all the important information. Scan documents and upload them onto a backup drive or cloud storage you can access in the event the paper copies are lost, damaged, or inaccessible. Keep your pet’s microchip registration information in a safe place where you can find it when you need to:
Update the contact and/or health concern information,
Report your dog missing,
Search databases of found pets, and
Share with people who may be assisting you in finding a lost pet.
Pets May Become Lost
A microchip allows anyone who finds your pet to quickly identify where they live and who to contact. Pets can become lost under many circumstances. Some of them include:
Startled and runs away (Other pets, traveling, loud noises, thunderstorms/fireworks),
Taken from home or while traveling, or
Gets out of the home or yard and gets lost.
In addition to keeping the microchip registration information current also keep other registrations, immunizations, and ordinances in mind.
Have backup records of license and immunizations in case tags are lost,
Keep up-to-date information in AKC or other registered memberships,
Be sure to check on requirements when traveling with your pet such as places pets are welcome (hotel, parks, or rest areas), and
When additional immunizations are required if you are traveling into different states or areas where there are outbreaks of contagious illness (or avoid taking your pet with you when you need to travel to places where there are concerns).
Your pet is a part of the family and needs to have all of their records organized, accessible, and up-to-date.