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!And, should you ever lose a pet, here's some info and tips that will help you get them home safe.
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.
You can also ask your vet or local council if they can microchip your dog. Your dog’s microchip is given a number, which will show up whenever your dog is scanned.
The professional who microchips your dog will also take your contact details.
Not only it is a legal requirement to ensure that your contact details are up-to-date, but the microchip is useless without them.
It’s simple to update the details for your dog’s microchip; you can do it online, by telephone or by post – depending on which database your chip is registered to.