Veterinarians stress importance of updating microchip information
RICHLAND, Wash.-- A pet owner's biggest fear is losing their cat or dog.
For some, implanting a micro-chip inside the animal is a high tech way to increase the chance they'll find their pet if it gets lost.
Now veterinarians are saying while some people get the chips, don't update the information when they move.
This has presented a problem for some vets who are forced to send animals to shelters if they can't contact original owners.
"If the person hasn't sent on their information to actually register their name and phone number and address, we have no way of actually finding them or contacting them that we have their pet," explains Veterinarian Laura Serreyn.
Vets add there are variety of microchip companies so calling them to update the information is best. Their technology only allows them to see what company's chip it is.