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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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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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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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Paws and Protect Event in Marathon County was a Success!

“So much fun seeing and meeting all the hundreds of animal people with their furry best friends today at Paws and Protect. Great to see Stacy Cole from WIFC, and Thank You to Ashlee Bishop , Wausau’s animal control officer … Continue reading

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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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Free Microchip Scans at Wagfest!

Please stop by our booth on Saturday, September 7th to get your dogs microchips scanned. We can tell you if they are working, show you where they are located, and provide you with the brand and 1-800 number of the … Continue reading

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