Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet’s Microchip

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Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found?

It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as important to make sure that microchip contains the correct information in order for your four-legged friend to get home.

How does a microchip work?
The microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is injected by a veterinarian or veterinary technician just beneath your pet’s skin in the area between the shoulder blades. This is usually done without anesthesia, and the experience can be compared to getting a vaccination.

Each microchip has a unique registration number that is entered into a database or registry, and is associated with your name and contact information. If your lost dog or cat is found by an animal hospital, shelter or humane society, they will use a microchip scanner to read the number and contact the registry to get your information.

Make sure you can be found, too
While it may be comforting to know the microchip won’t get lost or damaged, and that it will probably last the pet’s lifetime, the microchip is useless if you’re not updating your contact information with the registry. If your pet has been microchipped, keep the documentation paperwork so you can find the contact information for the registry. If you don’t have the documentation paperwork, contact the veterinarian or shelter where the chip was implanted.

Keep in mind there are more than a dozen companies that maintain databases of chip ID numbers in the U.S. By using AAHA’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup at petmicrochiplookup.org, you can locate the registry for your chip by entering the microchip ID number. If you don’t have your pet’s microchip ID number, have a veterinarian scan it and give it to you.

Only about 17% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats ever find their way back to their owners. Prevent the heartache and ensure your pet has an up-to-date microchip.

 

Originally published by Healthy Pet.

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Pain is Nothing to Mess Around With!

When your pet has a conditions, whether it is chronic or the result of an injury, pain and discomfort may be involved. We make every effort to provide the most state-of-the-art treatment options available to the veterinary industry in order to ensure that your pet receives the most thorough care and begins to feel their best again. Laser therapy is one of these exceptional technologies designed for the future of veterinary medicine.

About Laser Therapy For Your Pet

Laser therapy has been in use in human medicine for a number of years and is a relatively recent addition to veterinary medicine. Kryder Veterinary Clinic is proud to be able to offer this exceptional technology for the benefit of our patients.

The laser therapy tool we use sends concentrated laser light into the affected area of your pet’s body, stimulating cells to promote healing, reduce pain, minimize inflammation, and as a result, increase mobility and quality of life!

Some of the conditions we commonly treat with laser therapy applications include:

  • Acute and chronic otitis
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Cranial cruciate ligament injuries
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Dermatological disorders
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hot spots
  • Inflammation
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lick granulomas
  • …and more

Many of our clients report their pets feeling better after just a few treatments with the therapy laser! We invite you to check out the video we created on the subject of laser therapy to see how some of our patients have benefitted from it. If you have questions about your pet’s needs or hope to schedule a consultation about pain management, please contact us immediately. Care should not be delayed when your pet’s quality of life is in question!

 

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