National Check the Chip Day

National Check the Chip Day

August 15 National Check the Chip Day. Statistics show that approximately 10 million dogs and cats find themselves lost each year. Many companion animals now have happy reunions with those they love thanks to microchipping. However, the implant can only be of help if the information it contains is current. As a remind to get your canine or feline companion microchipped and to keep the data up-to-date, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have teamed up to create National Check the Chip Day.

National Check the Chip Day

What to Do If Your Pet Has a Microchip

The following are a few things you can do if your pet has a microchip:

  • Check your pet’s registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database to make sure all contact information accurate and current. You will need to contact the manufacturer of your pet’s microchip directly to do this. You will also need to provide your pet’s microchip number.
  • If you don’t know the manufacturer of your pet’s microchip, AAHA’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool can help. This application links to registries of the majority of microchip manufacturers. It allows a quick database search of any microchip made by these manufacturers. Therefore, you just need to enter your pet’s microchip number and the application will generate the name of the manufacturer.
  • If you don’t know your pet’s microchip number, simply bring him or her in for a visit at All Pets. We can scan them for you.

What to Do If Your Pet is Not Microchipped

If your pet is not microchipped, schedule an appointment with All Pets!

We can microchip and register your pet immediately.

How to Update Your Pet’s Microchip Information

To update your pet’s microchip information, you will need your pet’s microchip number.  If you have not already created an account with the manufacturer, do this as well. Therefore, you can access the registration in the future to update the information.

Also, make sure that all of the information, especially your phone number(s) and address, are correct.


These are just a few tips for National Check the Chip Day. Contact us here at All Pets with the link below for more information or to schedule your next appointment with us today!

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