Updating animal microchip information

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Ultimately, a microchip made reunification possible, but it took a while.While the family was living in Arizona, Anita and her husband went out to dinner one evening, leaving Chewie and Jack, a Cocker Spaniel/Labrador mix, at home with the couple’s then 18-year-old son, AJ, and daughter Gaby, 13.

Pet owners need to register their contact information with the microchip provider and keep it up to date.

The chip itself is very small – about the size of a grain of rice – and is implanted just under the skin, between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet's neck.

Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner.

The microchip number is recorded on a database registry with details about the animal and owner.

Should your pet stray or become lost, vets, animal shelters and local councils can scan your pet for a microchip and contact you via the database.

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