Microchip Information privacy
Keeping the microchip functional
The durability of a microchip
You may also be able to reduce your costs by purchasing a kit from Amazon and bringing it to your veterinarian during Fido’s annual checkup. There are options available from HomeAgain, Pro-ID (registration fee not included), Animal ID (comes in a 20-pack – this would be a great deal if you’re involved in dog rescue!), and others.
It Won’t Tell You Your Dog’s Location
Dog Microchip VS. GPS Tracker
It Doesn’t Contain Your Dog’s Health Information
Microchip isn't a replacement for ID tag
Microchip considerations for International travel
Can You Microchip a Dog Twice? Yes. The chips will not interfere with each other. A microchip has a transponder that’s activated only when a scanner that’s tuned to read its frequency passes over it.
Locating the microchip on your dog
Removing Microchip From My Dog
National Pet Microchip Registration Database
International Companion Animal Microchip Search Tool
What if you travel abroad with your special pal? Is there a way to find Fido if he runs away in another country? PetMaxx is an international search tool for companion animal microchips. This tool searches databases in different countries to help reunite a missing pet with the owner. For the United States, PetMaxx searches the PetLink database, which is another service where you can register any brand of microchip.
If you find a lost dog, you might wonder what you should do next.
You should call your veterinarian or the local shelter to see if they have a microchip scanner to check for a transmitter.
If the scan gives you a chip ID and manufacturer, check the databases to see if the pup’s owner registered the transmitter. Refer to information below about look-up tools and registries.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) offers a Universal Pet Microchip Lookup. When someone at a shelter or veterinary clinic scans a lost pooch and finds a microchip ID, they can enter the number at this site.
The microchip lookup is not another registry but an internet-based application. It will search the registry databases of participating companies for an ID match. If it finds the matching number, the service will provide information about which registry to contact.
The Difference Between a Universal Scanner and a Standard Scanner
Examples of microchip scanners include:
Microchip scanner for personal use
AAHA Lookup compatible databases
Keep your contact information up to date
Call Shelters and Veterinary Clinics in the Area
Wait For the Manufacturer to Contact You
Reasons Why Your Dog's Microchip Might Not Work
Jacksonville Family Reunited With Lost Dog by Chance
A family in Jacksonville came to a Humane Society adoption event at a local Pet Smart to adopt a kitten. While they were standing in line, the father noticed one of the workers leashing a brown and white dog to take him for a walk. He immediately recognized, “Dopey” and called out the pup’s name.