When you move to a new home, you are diligent about changing your address with the post office. But, are you also diligent about updating your pet’s microchip registration with your new address?
Microchipping your pet, along with a having a collar and a current nametag, could mean the difference between having him forever by your side or losing him forever. A microchip is a small computer chip that is injected under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. Each microchip is associated with an identification number that is specific to your pet. The procedure for inserting the chip is quick and generally painless, and the microchip should never wear out or lose the registered information.
But just as important as having your pet microchipped is keeping the microchip registration information up to date. After the chip is inserted, it is the pet owner’s responsibility to register the chip online with contact information, including current address, phone number, and email address.