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Check the Chip Day: August 15

August 11, 2017

Check the Chip Day is a reminder for pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date.

Microchipping is a dependable method to ensure your clients' pets have reliable forms of identification in the event they become lost. The microchip can be scanned at your office or animal rescues and shelters and will display the owner's contact information. 

The key is to encourage your clients to keep their contact information up-to-date. Make this routine part of all annual wellness exam. 

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) supports the permanent identification of animals, and recommends the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) products (microchips, transponders) that conform to the International Standards Organization (ISO) standard of technology (1). The CVMA recommends veterinarians use RFID products that have been successfully reviewed by the National Companion Animal Coalition (NCAC) and appear on the NCAC list of recognized products (2). Read the CVMA’s full position statement here.

 

The following article may help you discuss this method with your clients and their pets: