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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Microchipping News and Updates !

Microchipping Updates & Information

We all know of the many reasons for microchipping your pets, the safety net it provides for lost animals, and the need for ISO microchips for pets traveling out of the country. But few people know a couple of other bits of microchip information. First, it is illegal for lost pets who are found and taken to shelters (or other locations) to be sold or given to any research labs for any purpose if they have been microchipped. This is ANOTHER GOOD REASON to have all pets microchipped ..... if they have one, they CANNOT end up as a research subject! And chips cannot be removed without major surgical intervention. Second, we've had a couple instances lately where the chips have "migrated" to other locations from where they were initially implanted under the skin ........ one moved to a cat's "chin", and another to a dog's "thigh". It's a good practice to have your pets' chips, and those of your clients' pets, scanned regularly to insure they can be easily located and read to insure they are still readable. By insuring that your pet has a readable microchip, and if you are traveling with your pet, whether across the state or around the world, you can always be reunited if your pet is chipped and can be identified. We would suggest you acquire one for your pet the next time you visit your veteriarian, and lessen the risk of separation while increasing their safety. Most veterinarians have these available for your pet, and if you plan on traveling internationally with your pet, be certain that it is ISO readable, #11784 or #11785. HAPPY TRAVELS ! www.VIPPetTransport.com