What information is stored on a dog microchip?
Each microchip contains a registration number and the phone number of the registry for the particular brand of chip. A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays this information. An animal shelter or vet clinic that finds your pet can contact the registry to get your name and phone number.
Can you change the information on a dog microchip?
If you can’t find your cat or dog’s microchip registration or chip number, ask your veterinarian to do a quick scan. Some major pet retailers can do this or, if your pet is a rescue, the shelter where you adopted her. Only the chip service can update microchip information, not your vet or other organizations.
Can you look up a dog by its microchip number?
Enter the microchip number here to search the PetLink database. This search is used to find lost and found pets, and will return pet information for microchips registered with PetLink. This search also utilizes the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool to search other U.S. based microchip registries.
How do you transfer ownership of a microchip?
Transfer of Registration & Service Form
- The previous registrant’s signature on the downloaded transfer of registrant and service form.
- A bill of sale from the previous registrant to you that includes the microchip number.
- A letter from a licensed veterinarian on their letterhead, stating that you are the new registrant.
How do you check a dog for a chip?
To tell if a dog is microchipped, gently feel the dog’s skin between its shoulder blades and its neck. See if you can feel a small, hard object about the size of a grain of rice just beneath the skin. If so, the dog is microchipped. If you can’t feel a chip, however, the dog may still have one.
How do you track a chipped dog?
Locating a Lost Dog Using a Microchip
- Enter the microchip number in the online registry.
- Wait for the microchipping company to contact you.
- Call local shelters and vet hospitals.
- Have the vet inject the microchip.
- Get the microchip activation ID.
- Complete the microchip registration.
Can you put a GPS in your dog?
Is it possible to implant a GPS tracker into my dog? (NO) The answer is a hard NO – it is not possible to implant a device, which uses GPS technology to track your pet, into your dog at this time.