Friday August 15 has been declared as “Check the Chip Day,” by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
What is the day?
Check the Chip Day serves as a good reminder to make sure your dog’s microchip contact information is correct.
What are the benefits?
Microchips greatly increase the chances that you’ll get your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.
What steps do I take?
Step 1: Make an appointment with your veterinarian for microchipping if your pet isn’t already microchipped (then make sure that your pet’s chip is immediately registered)
Step 2: Check your already-microchipped pet’s registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database, and make sure it’s up-to-date.
*To check your pet’s registration information go to AAHA’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool
How do I spread the word?
Celebrate and join Check the Chip Day event on Facebook
Share the Flyer
Where can I hear more?
American Animal Hospital Association‘s President Dr. Kate Crumley talks about the importance of microchipping. Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World about the importance of proper pet identification, most importantly microchipping.
Grab your kleenex for this emotional video of a reunion between a dog and dad thanks to the chip:
- Check the Chip Day (podcast)
- Microchip IDs help return lost pets (video)
- Give your pet a chip! (podcast)
- Lost and found (podcast)
- Microchipping of Animals
- Frequently Asked Questions about Microchipping
- AVMA Policy: Microchipping of Companion Animals