Check the Chip Day is August 15th!

Have you moved or changed your phone number or email address in the past year? If so, now is the time to update your pets’ microchip registration information.

Microchips can be extremely successful in reuniting lost pets with their owners, but the microchip is only as effective as the information that is registered with it.

National Check the Chip Day was created to help remind pet owners to keep their pets’ microchip registration information up-to-date! By reviewing this information and updating it regularly, you will increase your chances of being reunited with your pet if he or she is ever lost.

Does your pet have a microchip? Not sure? Your veterinarian can help you determine if your pet already has a microchip. If not, we can implant a microchip quickly and easily within a few seconds. The process is similar to administering a vaccine, and no sedation is necessary. At Prairie View Animal Hospital, we register your information immediately to take the worry out of your hands.

Is your pet microchipped, but you are not sure how to update your pet’s microchip registration information? Your veterinarian can help determine your pet’s microchip number. From there, visit the AAHA universal microchip lookup tool at

Call us at 515-986-2841 or stop by to have your pet’s microchip scanned to get started right away!