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Letter to Neighbor
Pet Professional Tip
Recommend to clients a pre-anesthetic blood panel
for maximum pet safety and to begin a health
baseline for the pet. Consider the following
while the pet in under anesthesia:
2. ID Chip or Tattoo
3. Remove pup teeth
4. Teeth clean
5. Matt removal
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What do people say when their dog is lost?
It's so predictable. They say, "This
is the first time this has ever happened!" They can't believe the
dog got out. If they could have known they would have made sure that
dog was wearing some form of identification. If they could go back
in time, they would make sure the dog had an ID chip - regardless of
cost. They are heartbroken and worried about what their pet might be
experiencing. They are scared that their pet may be hit by a car and
suffering at the side of the road. Unfortunately, dogs that arrive
at shelters with no identification may only be kept one week whereas
those with identification may be kept up to one month before adopted
out or euthanized.
The ideal time to implant a
microchip is when the pet is
anesthetized to be spayed or
electronic identification chip (also known as a
microchip) is the best way to provide permanent
identification for your
pet. This new technology is now readily available.
By registering with the microchip manufacturer, your
pet will have his or her own unique number and the
pet's details, along with your own, will be placed
on the national database.
If your pet is lost
and then found by an animal control department,
animal welfare organization, or animal shelter, he
or she will be scanned for a microchip (scanners
with international standards are available at most
all of these organizations, as well as your
veterinarian). The implanted chip will 'talk' to the
reader and your pet's unique I.D. number will be
displayed. The national database will be contacted
and given the I.D. number. Your details will be
displayed and you will be contacted and quickly
re-united with your pet.
I'll take a chip with that surgery
If the animal is
already spayed or neutered, the microchip injection
can be done by a veterinarian at a veterinary
clinic. Many animal welfare organizations and animal
shelters also offer this service.
anesthesia in not required for the placement of a
microchip, it does make the process pain-free. The
process involves the injection of a chip, the size
of a grain of rice, under the pet's skin.
collar and identification tag
addition to the microchip, to be
on the safe side, write your
phone number on
the dog's nylon collar. Make
sure your dog has a collar that
cannot slip off over the head.
Keep an identification (ID) tag
on the collar. The ID tag should
include current phone numbers
and the last name of the owner.
Reflective tags can be purchased
that also help the dog to be
seen at night. If your dog is
lost, a reflective collar can
help prevent the dog from being
hit by a car due to low
of the above methods of
identification will be helpful
in getting your beloved pet
returned to you if he or she
ever gets lost.