Pet microchips a key tool in providing information for lost pets

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Hi everyone! Your friend Tuki coming to you from my perch here at the Potter League. I hope you’ve all been enjoying your summer. Guess what, it’s that time of year again! (Sorry parents, I don’t mean back to school just yet!) It’s time for Check the Chip Day and this year it’s on Monday, Aug. 15. I know we’ve talked about this before, but there are a lot of new pet parents out there who may not be familiar with it.

Check the Chip Day was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped (if they’re not already) and more importantly, to keep the information in the microchip registry up to date.

Just imagine if your pet went exploring, as pets sometimes do, and couldn’t find their way home. Making sure they have a microchip and that the information on the microchip registry is current will help bring them home sooner! If you adopt a pet from a shelter, they may already be microchipped, and the shelter staff will give you that information before you take your new pet home. If your new pet is not microchipped, most veterinarians can place a microchip so you should arrange this when you take your pet for their first check-up.

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