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 have a shorter copper antenna.  The size of the microchip antenna impacts the read distance […]

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MICROCHIPS – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  Micochips are a wonderful tool in the toolbox of lost pet recovery. BUT, we see time and time again, owners of microchipped dogs relying on the microchip to bring their dog home instead of getting out and doing the legwork of flyering and signs. Generating sightings through flyers and signs is the NUMBER ONE […]

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Let Us Help You Track a Dead End Microchip

The good news: The found dog turned into your shelter, animal control facility or vet clinic has been scanned and he has a microchip! The bad news: The microchip reaches a dead end. Either it was never enrolled by the shelter, rescue, vet clinic or owner or it was not updated with current contact information. […]

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Lost on the Fourth of July

In a few days our nation will celebrate its birth and with that celebration comes many things: family picnics, out of town visitors, vacations, and, of course, firework displays. And while all of these things are wonderful ways to pay tribute to our independence – each of them are also great contributors to how dogs […]

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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 have internet access, a useful tool is the AAHA Microchip Look up tool. If you don’t […]

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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 America, we have seen many cases where microchips have resulted in wonderful homecoming stories and may have possibly even saved the dog’s life. But there are […]

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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 by the storm with their families.    If you could spend ten minutes researching a […]

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