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  • January 1, 2010

    Chipping Away at an Old Problem

    A recent study published in JAVMA suggests that microchipping and database registration should happen concurrently.

  • November 1, 2009

    Mouthpieces: Why Are the Kitties Sneezing?

    This installment of Mouthpieces provides information on the prevalance and relative innocence of upper respiratory infections in shelter cats, and encourages potential adopters to look past the sniffles when seeking their perfect feline companion.

  • November 1, 2009

    The "101" Department: Let's See Some ID

    Although failing to identify animals properly in the shelter environment can have dire consequences, many agencies continue to overlook this crucial task.

  • September 1, 2009

    Mouthpieces: Whose Cat is That?

    This installment of MouthPieces offers valuable information that you can pass along to the public about feral cats and trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs.

  • July 1, 2009

    Mouthpieces: Take a Closer Look at That Doggie in the Window

    This installment of MouthPieces offers valuable information that you can pass along to the public about puppy mills.

  • May 1, 2009

    The Chips on Our Shoulders

    Study indicates ongoing issues with microchipping' but some scanners do better than others

  • March 1, 2009

    MouthPieces: You see a Teflon pan. Your bird sees Hannibal Lecter.

    This installment of MouthPieces offers valuable information that you can pass along to the public about common household dangers for pet birds.

  • January 1, 2009

    MouthPieces: Microchipping Your Pet: Do It--But Have a Backup

    In this issue, MouthPieces, a new department designed to help you communicate your messages to the public, addresses the benefits and limitations of microchipping.

  • July 1, 2007

    Ohio Study Says, "Tag—You're Home"

    Nothing says "I love you" like a cheap metal tag. That's the conclusion of a recent pair of studies in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association that shows lost dogs and cats wearing identification tags are recovered more often by their owners than those who are naked.

  • April 20, 2006

    USDA Accepting Comments on Microchipping Standards

    Many leaders in the animal welfare and veterinary communities believe that, if microchipping is to fulfill its promise of easier and more reliable identification of lost pets, the producers of microchips and scanners must work together to ensure a standardized frequency for microchips.

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