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Tag Archives: microchipping

National Microchip Month: The Benefits of Chipping Your Pets

June 08, 2015

A microchip is undoubtedly a lost pet’s ticket home. Over recent years, there have been countless stories of both dogs and cats getting lost and being found, often years later, all because of a tiny chip. June has been designated National Microchip Month and I am happy to say that the technology in terms of scanners to read the chips has become much more user-friendly…  

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Today’s National Lost Dog Day

April 23, 2015

Have you ever lost a dog? You’re not alone — millions of dogs go missing each year. Some are returned, while for others their fate remains unknown to their loving families. As an ER vet, I’ve had the luck of returning many dogs to their families after they’ve wandered off, but I’ve also had the heartache of having to deal with many injured strays over…  

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Can Your Pet Get Carded? Pet ID Week

April 16, 2015

Every time I walk out the door without my wallet, I feel a little internal tension — a little voice saying, “What if you get pulled over? What if you get in an accident?” and I almost always have to turn around and go get it. If only our pets felt the same way. But the problem of stray dogs and feral cats proves that…  

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Every Day is Tag Day: Why You Should Identify Your Pet

April 02, 2015

I’ve learned that my dog, Zoey, a miniature schnauzer/yorkie mix, can be very mischievous. Our yard is not fenced in, but we trained her to stay by the house when she’s outside and to come in when called. She was well behaved…or so we thought. I remember one time when she saw a rabbit and her focus changed in an instant. ZOOM! Off she went…  

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