Maybe your dog outlives you and you have it in your will that your sister gets him after you’re gone.Or you have a change in living circumstances and just can’t keep your best friend anymore, so you work with a rescue or find a new dog lover to take over. When you got your dog implanted, you should have received an activation card with an ID number and a phone number to call.And, should you ever lose a pet, here's some info and tips that will help you get them home safe.
How to update First things first — microchips never get taken out, and the people who put it in your dog usually don’t have anything to do with updating it. Essentially, you’re calling the number to turn the chip on. If you don’t know the manufacturer, you can look it up at the American Animal Hospital Association website.
Basically, if any of the contact information is wrong on the chip, you should correct that.
The other reason to update the microchip is if a dog goes to a different owner.
A great many microchipped pets wind up in shelters and never make it back home to be reunited with their people after getting lost solely because nobody can track down and get in touch with the owners due to unregistered or out-of-date contact information!
You can call your vet’s office or the shelter/rescue where you adopted your pet, they may well have it in their records.
So you headed to your vet and had the simple procedure done — your dog was in and out in minutes, and you had peace of mind. When to update This one is actually pretty simple and straightforward, and half of the answer has already been covered.