Category Archives: Microchips

When it Comes to Microchips – Does Size Matter?

Are smaller microchips better?  Not necessarily.  There has been a trend towards very small microchips in the animal sheltering and veterinary world.  Smaller microchips can be easier to insert for very small dogs, puppies and kittens.  The drawback? “Mini” microchips … Continue reading

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New Microchip Guide from Petlink Helps Quickly Identify Microchip Brand

Microchips are a wonderful tool in lost pet recovery, resulting in thousands of successful reunions each year.  But since many microchip companies compete in the same marketplace, it can be difficult to quickly identify the microchip brand. If you do … Continue reading

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The Microchip Maze – Searching the Databases- (Part 2)

UPDATE – Since we wrote this article, 24 Petwatch has now begun to participate in the AAHA database. AVID is now the only large microchip company that does not participate.  Your microchipped lost pet has been picked up and turned … Continue reading

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The Microchip Maze – Buyer Beware! (Part 1 – The 900 Chips)

No one will dispute that microchips can be a valuable tool in helping reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners. In our day-to-day work at Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, we have seen many cases where microchips have resulted in … Continue reading

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How To Trace Dead End Microchips and Tag Information on Found Pets

We would like to thank Marilyn Knapp Litt, the Director of Lost Dogs of Texas for the information in this article. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marilyn formed a group of volunteers which successfully reunited animals that had been displaced … Continue reading

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Why We Do Not Endorse Lost Dog Tracking Devices and Tags

Thanks to the power of social media and the loyalty of our fans,   Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and the sister organizations of  Lost Dogs of America have developed a very large Facebook following and audience (over 200,000 Facebook fans).   … Continue reading

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Correct Microchip Scanning Procedures Saves Lives!

Here is an easy to print, clip and hang poster for your shelter or vet clinic that explains good microchip scanning procedures.  (Courtesy of Animal Sheltering magazine)

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Petlink microchip Guide 2016

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Our Microchip Scanning Events

Thank you for allowing us to scan your dog for a microchip at one of our events. Keeping your microchip information up to date increases the chance that you will be successfully reunited with your dog if he is lost … Continue reading

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