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|Here are some reasons why you might get a different database.
1. I didn't know my pet's chip had a database? Why isn't my contact information shown here?
A pet's microchip and the database go together. The chip itself does not contain your actual information, but just a unique number as you've found out. The database, which looks up your number, contains your actual contact information. Just as your car has a license plate, not your actual contact information; and the same goes with microchip databases.
2. This isn't the database I thought it was. What's wrong?
Possibly, you adopted the pet from a shelter. The pet probably came into the shelter with an existing microchip, however since a shelter only works with just one microchip brand, they may have registered your different brand with their brand's database.
Solution: Call this listed database and confirm that your information is registered there in addition to the database you thought it was. Why? Because most people assume that your chip brand is registered with their microchip database. For instance, if someone found your pet, they may contact that database, find that only the old owner was registered and you will not get your pet back.
3. Isn't my pet is registered with the vet, shelter or pet store?
Every microchip is registered with a national database. Some vets and shelters run their own internal "database", but actually have registered your pet's chip with their office. Then when you pet is lost, the microchip database contact them, and then the vet/shelter contacts you. This works in some cases; however you should probably contact the database yourself and get your direct contact information updated with them directly.
|Your take on microchipping pets is irrelevant. Without a robust digital registry the microchip has little value and a pet without at tag is seen as a stray! Unfortunately that is a fact!
The microchip is just an ID Tag hidden under the skin where you can't see it.
With the Pet*iD.com pet registry, you get a robust registry for your microchip and a strong ID tag with a digital code that anyone can read. No it's not free, it cost ten dollars a year, that's if your pet is worth it!
What You Should Know Before Microchiping Your Pet -