Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chip Chip Hooray!

Me: “Boys, May is almost over, and we have not done our annual Chip Your Pets Month reminder post!”
Bentley Basset Hound: “An entire month devoted to giving your pets some chips. I love when you accidentally drop a chip on the floor for us. The nacho cheese ones are exceptionally tasty.”
Pierre Westie: “Chips are good, but I prefer her to drop some cake.”
Me: “I am talking about microchips.”
Bentley: “I don’t care how big they are as long as you share. It is Chip Your Pet month after all.”
Pierre: “Do you mean those tiny chips the veterinarian put in us in case we ever get lost?”
Me: “Exactly, Pierre. It is so important that pets are microchipped. The procedure only takes a minute and neither of you acted like it bothered you one bit.”
Bentley: “We are a manly duo. The truth is, it didn’t hurt at all. If it means the difference in being returned to home or ending up in a shelter, the choice is obvious.”
Pierre: “That’s the truth! Of course, a microchip needs to be checked at your annual wellness checkup to make sure they can find it. They use a wand like in this photo to see it. That is the same thing a shelter would do if you were ever lost.”
Me: “The first thing I did when we moved was put you both new id tags on your collars and update your microchip information. Dogs are more likely to get lost after moving to a new location during the first few weeks. Isn’t that right, Pierre?”
Pierre: “Sheesh! I accidentally darted out of the garage door and hightailed it down the street one time. Do you have to bring that up? It was embarrassing!”
Me: “You almost gave me a heart attack! Luckily, you ran along the sidewalk to where our new neighbors were sitting, and they caught you. What did you think you were doing?”
Bentley: “Hahaha! You were so busted! Mom came bringing you home in her arms like a wayward puppy. I haven’t laughed so hard in weeks!”
Me: “The point is that you could have gotten lost and if I hadn’t updated your microchip information, you might have spent some time in the local shelter. You would have been traumatized. That is worse than a little embarrassment.”
Pierre: “The point is that microchipping your pet is very important. It doesn’t matter if your pet stays indoors or outside, they need to have a microchip. We are always sharing amazing reunion stories on BFTB NETWoof News where the microchip made the difference.”
Bentley: “So get your pet a chip and why don’t you drop a tater chip on the floor to celebrate?”  
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17 comments :

  1. it can be essential for all who got lost... and it is much better to have that chip what officials can check much easier than a tattoo in our ears :O)

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  2. We carry as much ID as possible without having to carry a purse ;) I have two chips because one is European and they are different. Some countries place them differently too. We are all chipped, even the household felines. Good reminder post.

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  3. Great post - microchips and identification are so important!

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  4. Very very very impawtant PSA
    Hugs madi your bfff and mom
    we have our Versatile post up today

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  5. You are very wise, this is a very good reminder to all peeps and pups
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. Luckily for me, I have never been loose or lost. I was chipped when I was just a wee puppy.

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  7. Oh yes, Mom makes sure to update Bessie and I's micro chip information, so that it always includes a current phone number and address. Sometimes humans furr-get to do that step for their pets. Bentley and Pierre are sure smart doggies! Hugs! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  8. Great advice and great reminder ! We both are microchipped. Purrs

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  9. Y'know, we've never been microchipped. The mom was going to do it and never got around to it. Now she thinks we're too old for it.

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  10. The company that has Luke's chip is so great about sending periodic emails asking if his info needs to be updated. It was one less thing I had to try to remember when we moved!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  11. Such an important post, dear pals! We're all microchipped here -- better safe than sorry, right?

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  12. I got chipped when I had my girl surgery!
    hugs
    Mabel

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  13. I likes the nacho cheese ones too....also the taco ones.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  14. Excellent post! All my pet are chipped!

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  15. So smart changing your address as soon as you moved. Seems like every week a dog in our neighborhood is found with out of date info which means they usually get sent to the pound. So sad.

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  16. It's so important to microchip your dog and cat! Collars so often get lost or broken and many people take dogs' collars off inside the home (they don't like the jingling), but if the dog darts out of the house like Pierre did it can be tragic! It's so easy to do and inexpensive enough, everyone should chip their pets. It's vital to update your phone & address when you move as well - that's one of the first things I did as well after moving.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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