National “Check the Chip” Day, Linking Pet Microchips to Registries

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A pet’s microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. An item often overlooked when moving or changing your phone number.

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To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date

Microchips greatly increase the chances of returning a lost or stolen pet, but only if that microchip’s 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) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” If your pet hasn’t been microchipped, take this reminder to make an appointment with a vet to have this done. It’s as quick as a vaccination and is finished in a matter of seconds. If your pet is already microchipped, check the AHAA microchip lookup tool to make sure the chip is properly registered at Since all registries will register any manufactures microchip, it’s important to pick a microchip registry that fits your needs as they all offer different services and packages with their registries. To update the registration, one will need their pet’s microchip number. If an account has not been created, one will need to do that as well so you can access the registration in the future to update the information. Make sure that all of the information, particularly the phone number and address, are correct. There are many databases that allow the registration of pet microchips, but make sure that registry participates with the lookup tool – the one that animal shelters and veterinarians will search. AAHA’sUniversal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, an internet-based application, is linked to the registries. Many registries are offering discounts today like Petkey, a participating AAHA microchip registry that’s providing all customer’s 50% off any registration for “Check the Chip Day” . Be sure to ask for a Check the Chip discount when calling your registry.


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