Have you adopted from BRIT? 
If so, BRIT purchased a microchip for your Brittany. To change the owner on file from BRIT to you simply call the number on the MICROCHIP tag. Visit 24PetWatch or call call 1-866-597-2424 to register your Brittany.

Most of the Brittanys that come through BRIT have 24PetWatch microchips, but some come to us already “chipped” from a different microchip company. In that case, you need to call the other microchip company and register with them. 

What is a Microchip?
Microchips and tags are essential for lost pets trying to find their way home.

The chip is only as big as a grain of rice. It’s usually implanted in the scruff of your dog’s neck between the shoulder blades and doesn’t cause any pain for your pet.

What makes Microchips better? 
Microchips are so much more effective than other forms of identification. If your Brittany gets lost, he might lose his collar and tags; if your dog is stolen, the thief might remove his collar and tags. With a microchip, you can help people who find your Brittany find you and if someone else says it’s their dog, you can prove the Brittany is yours.

Will a Microchip track my dog? 
No, the microchip won’t track your dog. Your dog has to be taken somewhere to be scanned. Veterinarians and shelters scan dogs for a microchip, then provide the code and phone number to the microchip company. The microchip company verifies that the microchip is up to date and who it is registered to.

What happens if I don’t register my dog’s microchip?
If you have not registered your microchip (and it’s a 24 PetWatch chip), they call BRIT and let us know this dog has been found, but their chip has not been registered. We immediately research our records and attempt to contact you. But if you have moved or changed phone numbers, we are out of luck!

If the Brittany was already chipped before we got them, BRIT is not in their database to call with a found dog. In this case, we would not be able to find the owner. In this case you need to 

How it Works

A microchip consists of a tiny computer chip housed in a type of glass made to be compatible with living tissue. The microchip is implanted under the skin with a needle and special syringe. The process is similar to getting a shot. Little to no pain is experienced – most dogs do not seem to even feel it being implanted. Once in place, the microchip can be detected immediately with a handheld device that uses radio waves to read the chip. This device scans the microchip and then displays a unique alphanumeric code. Once the microchip is placed, the dog must be registered with the microchip company, usually for a one-time fee. Then, the dog can be traced back to the owner if found.

Things You Should Know

Microchips are designed to last for the life of a dog. They do not need to be charged or replaced.
Some microchips have been known to migrate from the area between the shoulder blades, but the instructions for scanning emphasize the need to scan the dog’s entire body.
If your dog’s microchip is properly registered, the likelihood of them being returned to you quickly greatly increases!

Questions? 
Give us a call at 817-300-8301 or ask your Vet.