Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Importance of Updating Your Pet's Microchip


Are you a new pet owner? Whether you adopt thru a shelter, rescue group, purchase from a breeder or take in a free pet, we at Missouri Lost & Found Paws urge you to read this info.

Please be sure to check your pet for a microchip. If the pet has one, contact the microchip company to have their info updated to you. Please do not put this off; it only takes *one* accident for a pet to become a *lost* pet.

Not sure which microchip company to call?

  • Take your pet to your veterinary clinic.
  • Ask them whether they have the Universal scanner. If yes, have the pet scanned for a chip. If no, take the pet to a clinic or shelter that uses Universal scanners.
  • Look up the microchip number here:
    http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org

Not only will the site provide the microchip manufacturer name, but it will also provide the contact phone number.

Want to help your neighborhood or friends ensure the safety of their furry family members? Contact Missouri Lost & Found Paws and we will gladly assist however we can.

Let's help fur babies stay safe and easily identifiable should an accident. Prevention is the key!