If your pet ever ran away or got lost, one key tool that could help in reuniting you with your pet would be a microchip. These tiny devices, inserted beneath the pet’s skin, store a unique number that is linked to your account. Once the chip is scanned and that number is retrieved, an animal care professional can contact you with details about your pet.
Stephen and special guest host Alyssa talk with Steve Wilcox in today’s episode. They discuss how microchips work, how they are placed and some of the privacy concerns related to microchips. After listening to this episode, we hope you feel informed and motivated to ensure your pet is microchipped.
Here are links to information we talked about today:
- Microchipping FAQ from the American Veterinary Medical Association
- Watch Dr. Shirley place a microchip in a dog YouTube video
- Microchip Registry Lookup at the AAHA website
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