Microchips provide a permanent, un-removable means of animal identification that will not fade or be lost over time as can occur with a tattoo or ID tag. Owner information can be accessed immediately through the recovery database associated with the microchip. This ensures the quick and accurate identification of a lost pet, avoiding the delays and sometimes misinterpretations found with other forms of pet ID.

When a lost animal appears in a shelter, humane society, or veterinary clinic, it will be scanned for a microchip. If one is present, a specific alpha-numeric code will be displayed. With that code number in hand, a call will be made to the recovery database using the 800 toll free number. That code number can be traced to the pet owner listed in the database files.

The following links aid in reuniting lost pets with their owner
Add this link to the CKC Microchip Recovery
add this link: http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/

It is imperative that you keep your personal information up to date to prevent any delays if your pet gets lost. Remember to inform the microchip company if you move, change your telephone number or want to change the emergency contact that you have issued when you registered your pet’s microchip. The following are some contact phone numbers if you need to update your personal information.

10 digit FDXA microchip OR 15 digit FDXB microchip contact 1-877-738-4384
A at the end of the number sequence contact 1-800-338-1397
Additional numbers are 24 pet watch at 1-866-597-2424