Pet Microchips: Update Before It’s Too Late

We see our fair share of stray pets with outdated microchips, making it hard to reunite the pets with their owners. Don’t let this misfortune befall your furry friend! Update your pet’s chip every time you move or change your contact info. It’s an easy process, and here’s how to go about it:  

If you know the microchip manufacturer and ID number:

  • Call the phone number on the activation card you received when the chip was implanted. Tell them the chip ID number and your new contact information.
  • Or update online by going to the chip manufacturer’s website.

If you only know the microchip ID number:

If you don’t have any info on the microchip:

  • Contact the veterinarian where the chip was implanted. They should have a record of the procedure that includes the microchip ID number.
  • Or take your pet to a local vet clinic or animal shelter to have the chip scanned. They will be able to retrieve the ID number if there are no records available.

Keep in mind that collars and tags can get lost if your pet goes missing. Having an updated microchip is a secure, permanent way for your pet to be identified should they ever stray from home.

Recent Posts

What Should You Do if You Find a Wild Animal?

As we approach the warmer summer months, DoveLewis sees an increase in wildlife cases. Thanks to our donor-funded Stray Animal & Wildlife Program, we are able to cover the cost of providing emergency care for thousands of wildlife each year.

Read More
Veterinary Hospital Portland

Call before you arrive, please. 

Call 503-228-7281 x2 to have your pet evaluated by an experienced technician to understand all of your care options.
Call for Phone Evaluation