Did you know there’s a permanent way to identify your pet in case they ever get separated from you? Dog or cat microchipping is a quick, painless, and non-invasive way to connect your pet back to you in case the unthinkable ever happens. The Little Silver Animal Hospital team can easily microchip your pet to help better ensure their safety and provide you with peace of mind.
Is your dog or cat microchipped? Contact Little Silver Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today!
How Can Microchipping Benefit My Pet?
Dogs or cats who are microchipped are more likely to be returned to their owner if they ever become lost or separated. Millions of pets have been reunited with their families thanks to this amazing technology. We can perform cat or dog microchipping during a routine appointment at our animal hospital. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades. If your pet becomes lost and is brought into an animal shelter or veterinary practice, they will be checked for a microchip in order to contact you.
How to Prevent Lost Pets
It’s important no matter where you go to ensure your pet’s safety at all times. Sometimes our pets may become overwhelmed or excited by a new environment which makes them more likely to run off if given the chance. We want to help keep the pets of Little Silver and surrounding areas safe, so we’ve gathered a few tips help prevent your pet from getting lost:
Make sure your pet has a tag attached to their collar with updated, easy to read contact information so someone knows who and where to return your companion. A more permanent solution is to have your pet microchipped, which can be scanned at an animal shelter or veterinary hospital and enables your pet to be safely returned to you. Your veterinarian can microchip your pet during an appointment at our animal hospital.
Your pet’s leash and collar are essential to ensuring they stay safely by your side. That is why it’s important to ensure your pet’s collar fits them properly and is of an appropriate width according to their size. If your pet’s collar is too loose, they can easily slip away from you. A well fitting collar will allow you to slip two fingers between the collar and your pet’s neck. In addition, depending on your dog or cat’s size, you will need to consider the width of their collar as well. Larger pets should have wider, stronger leashes and collars.
This may be a more difficult task to achieve but with time and patience, your pet can be trained to respond to your command no matter the situation. If you’re planning to bring your pet along on your next outing, practice simple commands such as “come” or “sit” in various situations to ensure they can achieve this despite any distractions around them.
If you are separated from your pet, it is crucial to have a plan in place. If your neighborhood has a Facebook group or message board, this is a great way to spread the word and have more eyes on the look out for your dog or cat. Be sure to include up to date pictures of your pet so friends and neighbors know what to look for.