Updating pet microchip
A great many microchipped pets wind up in shelters and never make it back home to be reunited with their people after getting lost solely because nobody can track down and get in touch with the owners due to unregistered or out-of-date contact information!
You can call your vet’s office or the shelter/rescue where you adopted your pet, they may well have it in their records.
When you need to update any information on the chip, you have to call this same number, give them the ID, and then tell them what’s changed. If you’d prefer not to make the update by phone, you can also do so online with many microchip manufacturers, such as Avid, Microchip I. It’s also a smart idea to put your dog on the Found Animals Registry, a database that holds contact information for microchips of all kinds, regardless of the manufacturer.
Of course, our dogs should always wear their collars with ID tags and other legally required information, like a license and current rabies vaccination tag, but collars and tags can fall off or be removed. Also, please note that because of volume, we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs.
A microchip is a secure, permanent and safe form of ID that your dog can’t lose. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however.
If you call our amendments hotline we are able to search for your pet's details, but as there are multiple databases in the UK it will help to have the Micro Chip number.
There are really only two reasons why you would need to update your dog’s microchip information.
So, if you never registered your pet's microchip or if you're unsure if you did or whether or not your contact information is up-to-date, please read on.
Your pet's safety, as well as your peace-of-mind depends on it. After all, properly registered and microchipped pets make their lives SOOOOOO much easier and help to keep the shelters less full.
in increasing your chances that you'll be reunited with them should they run away, get lost, be stolen, or otherwise disappear in the blink of an eye from your life. While having the microchip implanted is a super important step, it's not the only one.
It's equally as important that you (1) your contact information in one (or multiple) of the pet microchip registries listed below, and (2) check regularly to ensure that your contact information is always up-to-date in case the worst happens.
Maybe your dog outlives you and you have it in your will that your sister gets him after you’re gone.