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How do I check information on a microchip?

How do I check information on a microchip?

Look Up the Chip If a microchip is detected by the scanner, it will reveal the microchip’s unique number. You then need to check the microchip at petmicrochiplookup.org. This tool will tell you which organization your chip is registered with. Then go to that registry and look up your microchip’s number again.

How do I check my dog’s microchip details?

Where to find your dog’s microchip number

  1. The paper you received when your dog was chipped (it maybe written under a barcode)
  2. Pet passport.
  3. Pet insurance documents.
  4. Vaccination card.
  5. Paperwork your received when you purchased or adopted your dog.
  6. Your dogs veterinary records (call your vet and ask)

How do I trace a microchip number?

Enter the pet’s microchip number into the chip registry. You can choose a universal tracking site like http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/. If you lost this number, try calling the vet or clinic that installed the chip to see if they have a record.

What happens if you don’t know your dog’s microchip number?

Don’t have their microchip number handy? Call your vet’s office, they may well have it in their records OR bring your pet into your vet’s office, animal shelter, or animal control to have them scanned (there shouldn’t be any charge for this).

Can you track a lost pet with a microchip?

No. As an RFID device, a microchip doesn’t require any power source, and it doesn’t emit a signal. It can’t be used to locate a lost pet — it can only be used to find out the pet’s microchip ID number after someone has found it and taken it somewhere with a microchip scanner.

Can I scan my dog’s microchip with my phone?

Unfortunately, no. A smart phone can not and will not ever be able to read a pet’s microchip. There are no apps for iphone or android that do this and there never will be.

Can a microchip be used as a tracker?

Pet microchips are not tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet. Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS.

Can vets change microchip details?

Changing your details at your vet will not change your microchip details, as these are held by a separate company. This is the same if you rehome an animal which is already microchipped.

Can microchip be tracked?

Pet microchips are not tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet. Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.

Do vets charge to scan for microchip?

If you find a lost or stray cat, the first thing to do is to take the cat to a vet or any Petsmart with a Banfield inside to have it scanned for a microchip (they will do this free of charge). This is usually a rescue, vet’s office, or animal control facility that may have the owner’s information.

Can I find my dog if he is microchipped?

You’ll be able to find your dog if his microchip has been scanned at a vet clinic or a shelter to retrieve pet and owner information. Microchips don’t work the same way as GPS trackers, which give you the real time location of your missing pet.

Does a microchip prove ownership?

Microchips are not SOLE LEGAL proof of ownership and here is why… Often, when pets are microchipped, they are implanted at rescues, from breeders, from shelters, or at a veterinary office. But, after that it is the owner’s responsibility to transfer the chip to the new owner if they give the dog away or sell it.

Where can I Find my microchip registration number?

It “peeks” into (most) major microchip registries (see number 4 on the list below) and tells you within a few seconds if/where the microchip number is registered. If the chip is registered with a specific company, the tool will provide the company’s website and phone number, as well as the date the chip was last updated.

How can I find out my lost pet’s microchip number?

Instead it will identify which registry should be contacted when a lost pet is scanned and a microchip number is identified. If the pet could possibly originate outside the U.S. you may want use the PetMaxx search engine which searches more than 32 international microchip registries to determine if the pet has been registered in another country.

Is it good to update your pet’s microchip registration?

Some pet owners choose to update their pet’s information with the original manufacturer’s database as an added safety net to prevent this type of confusion. As long as all registrations are kept up-to-date, there is no harm in registering your pet’s microchip in multiple registries.

What do you need to know about the AAHA microchip registry?

Here are five things every animal lover should know about AAHA’s Pet Microchip Lookup Tool: It’s not a registry or database, and it doesn’t store pet owners’ contact information. Instead, it is a lookup tool, sort of like Google for microchip registrations.