Daisy reminds everyone to “Check the Chip”

May is National Chip Your Pet Month

I have my lab coat on today because we need to talk about something very important. May is National Chip Your Pet Month!

We're not talking about this kind of chips!

No, I am not talking about potato chips (even though it might be a good idea to check to make sure you have plenty of potato chips in the house at all times). I’m talking about MICROCHIPS. A microchip is only about as big as a grain of rice… maybe that’s why it’s called a microchip and not a macrochip.

Does your dog or cat have a microchip implanted for safety? Well, that’s only part of the answer. To be effective, it is crucial that you register your pet’s microchip and update the information whenever you move or get a new phone number.

Make sure your pet's microchip information is up to date

You HAVE kept your pet’s microchip information up to date, right? If not, do it now! If you aren’t sure if your information is up to date, you can enter the chip number in this AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool.

Besides making sure the microchip is registered and up to date, it’s also a good idea to have it scanned every once in a while to make sure it’s working properly. You can have this done at your veterinarian’s office during your pet’s next visit, or at your local animal shelter. These days, microchip scanners are universal and can read pretty much every brand of microchips.

Daisy tests some chips

So let’s recap. There are FOUR important things you need to do:

  1. Make sure each of your pets has a microchip implanted.
  2. Register the microchip and provide your contact information.
  3. Update the information whenever you move or change your phone number.
  4. Have your microchip scanned periodically.

As long as we’re checking those chips, I think I’ll just check out this potato chip, too. Can’t be too careful!

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18 Comments

  1. good list of the important things that need to be done although i would have added a fifth: make sure you always have plenty of potato chips on hand.

  2. I never thought about it but I suppose indoor kitties need chips too in case they somehow get out.

  3. Thank you SO much for this, Daisy! We are all microchipped… and they are all totally out of date! Boodie’s chip is still in the name of the rescue she came from! My human needs to fix this!!

  4. daisy, R chipz be up ta date; meowloz ta harley; another grate post; N yez pleez we wood like sum barbie q style N sour creem & cheeze flavor….oh, anda hot dog ♥ happee week a head ~~

  5. Great advice, Daisy! I just made sure all my info was up to date 🙂 Glad you got some potato chips in the deal too; they sure are yummy!

  6. Great advice, Daisy! It’s true … microchips won’t help so much if they are not current.

  7. Thanks for this timely reminder Daisy. Socks goes Wed for his semi-annual checkup and Scylla will be going to be weighed so we will have their chips checked then.

  8. How excited we are to see you Daisy. We really miss your and Harley’s antics. Tell him “hi” from us, purrlease! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
    p.s. Excellent info…thanks!

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