Should I Microchip My Pet In Riverhead? – Chip Your Pet Month

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● May is “Chip Your Pet Month,” so it’s a great time to remind your family about why updating the microchip information on their pet is so important and their options for getting this done.

⅓ pets become lost in their lifetime – a staggering statistic and families sometimes forget to update important information.

● According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), “A microchip carries a unique identification number and is roughly the size of a grain of rice.

It is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades and is no more invasive

than a vaccination.”

● Next, don’t forget to register the microchip with a national pet recovery database. This is

where you’ll enter your contact information to be used in the event your pet becomes

lost or the family decides to relocate.

Here is a link to some of the microchip registries as well as a link to look up your pet’s ID number, if you forgot it.

https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/adoption/registering-your-pets-microchip

●Pet owners can have microchipping done at either their own local vets or at the nearest Petco when Vetco comes around for their vaccination clinics. It is most commonly done at

veterinarians’ offices but sometimes local animal shelters or rescue groups offer it.