Updating avid microchip

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Just in case you need more proof about the importance of microchipping your pets and of registering and keeping your contact information up-to-date in the registry, below are some “happy ending” stories that happened because of registered microchips. And note that one of them is about how a pet's registered microchip actually helped to get a Are your pets' microchips registered? What to Do When You Find a Lost Dog6 Tips for Finding Your Lost Dog Lost Dogs (and Cats): Your Pet Versus 4th of July Fireworks Pet First Aid: Would You Know What to Do (and What NOT to Do)?

Now is the best time to register your pet's microchip.

Note that some registries are "universal" (can register any brand of microchip), while others are limited only to their brand of microchip.

Also, some registries charge both to register and do updates or transfers, while others charge for some of these steps but not all, and some are completely free. Feel free to share your pet microchip and ID related stories and advice in the comments section below.

But it's even easier and faster to look up your pet’s microchip number on the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup site — you plug in the number, and the site will tell you if and with which registry the chip is registered (example below), when it was last updated, and provide the necessary information about how to get in touch to check and update your contact information.

And there you have it, three quick and easy steps to help ensure that your pets can find their way home should they ever wander off. But if you do, you’ll be glad that it’s there and that your contact information is registered and up-to-date!

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