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National Microchip Day

Microchipping can be a lifesaver for pets, helping to reunite lost or stolen pets with their owners. But the chip is only as good as the information it contains.

To raise awareness about the importance of updating microchip registration information, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established Check the Chip Day (August 15) in an effort to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets.

If your pet does not have a microchip, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Pet Microchips and Halloween

Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case she/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters.

A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. The microchip itself is also called a transponder.