|A Microchip can SAVE the life of
your pet. It is quick and relatively painless.
Two of the major brands of microchips are AVID and HomeAgain.
This small amount of money may mean the difference between life and death to your pet. Although not all shelters or vet offices scan animals to look for microchips, some do and so it is worth the chance that the place your animal may be taken to, does scan. You decide what a chance of saving a friend's life is worth!
NOTE: Your pet should ALWAYS wear an Identification tag on their collar since individuals such as your neighbors cannot view microchips. Often however, tags are lost or collars removed and then the microchip would be the only means of identifying you as the owner.
* Dogs and Cats MUST be at least 6 months of age. *
Frequently Asked Questions
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Remember that 'most' shelters or your vet office only 'inserts' the microchip.
YOU are responsible to 'register' your information!
AFTER you have the AVID microchip, you must phone Petrac(AVID)
at 1-800-336-2843 to 'register' your pet.
There is a small fee to 'register' your information.
Do this IMMEDIATELY or you may forget!
You can call your vet to see if they insert microchips.
NOTE: There are different brands of microchips. AVID and Homeagain are two of them.
A Few Vet Offices in the Houston are Listed Below Insert 'AVID' Microchips:
Here is how to find a vet in your area that inserts AVID microchips.
Animal Clinic - (281)-493-1919
Long Drive Dog and Cat Hospital -
Steeplechase Animal Hospital - (281)-890-7257
The above information is NOT a complete list.
Check with the shelter in your area to ask if they scan animals that are brought in.
If they do not, request that they start scanning. Scanners are usually donated by the microchip
companies to non-profit shelters, so they should receive a scanner if they request one.
There are now 'universal' scanners that scan All brands of microchips,
so this is no longer an excuse for places not using scanners.
Contact shelters and ask that they use the scanners.
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