Updating avid chip info
Whatever the situation, a new owner means that the contact information is going to be completely different, so the records on the chip should reflect this. Unless the person implanting the microchip did it for you, this is the number you need to call to make sure that people will actually get your contact information when they scan the chip.
How to update First things first — microchips never get taken out, and the people who put it in your dog usually don’t have anything to do with updating it. Essentially, you’re calling the number to turn the chip on. If you don’t know the manufacturer, you can look it up at the American Animal Hospital Association website.
Basically, if any of the contact information is wrong on the chip, you should correct that.
The other reason to update the microchip is if a dog goes to a different owner.
The first one is because your contact information changes.
Obviously that means you should change it if you move to a different address, but the chip should also be updated if you get a new phone number or stop using the email address that’s listed on the chip.
By Josh Weiss-Roessler Because you’re the Pack Leader, you got your dog microchipped.You wanted to make sure that she could be found and brought back to you even if her dog tag was lost or removed. You just moved to a new place, and it occurred to you that it’s probably a good idea to update the information on your dog’s microchip. Do you need to go to your dog’s new vet to have the chip removed and re-implanted so they can change the information? Are there other times when you should update the information?