Here in the UK June is National Microchipping Month for pets. If any of you bloggy pets out there haven't heard about microchipping it's a way our peeps can help to keep us safe by making sure if we are ever lost... or even stolen :-( .. the little microchip in our shoulder can tell who we really belong to. We know about lost dogs and cats that have been reunited with their owners even miles away from where they are found because the microchip scanner showed up their number and the owners were traced.
It just takes a few seconds to put the chip in - a quick jab (ouch) and then it's all done. I would like to tell you that it isn't painful...but maybe that wouldn't be quite true :-( On the plus side it is very quick and you get lots of treats and cuddles for being brave. And of course it's a once in a lifetime jab and then your peeps will feel happy knowing you can be traced back to them if you are ever lost.
I was microchipped when I came to live with Judith & Leigh and all my pups have been microchipped so that when they go to their new owners they can be linked to their name and address too. We wanted to make sure they were registered to the right address in case the new owners were so excited about having their pup they forgot to change the details. Sadly some peeps do forget these sort of things and don't let the microchip company know when they move house or change their phone numbers. So if you are microchipped try and get your peeps to remember to keep their details up to date :-)
This is a picture of my little boy Otto the day he left here to join his new family with his bag of goodies and his paperwork including microchip details.
If any of you saw my blog review a few weeks ago about the smart phone app mydogUK they will know it has a lost pet service which is very helpful for pets who are microchipped and go astray. And this month only there is a special offer available to let peeps who are registered with Petlog upgrade to Petlog Premium online for only £7.50! This means you get all sorts of other freebies and can change your details for free for life :-)
My boy Merlin thinking there can be a lot of things to worry about when you're a young pup.