Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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One out of three household pets are lost once during it's lifetime. Of those lost only ten percent will be found. Microchipping is helping increase the odds for recovering many of these lost pets.
Microchipping is a permanent way to identify your pet. Using a sterile needle, your veterinarian will insert a tiny transponder (size of a grain of rice) under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. No anesthesia is required, so your pet can be microchipped on a routine visit. The transponder contains a microchip number that is linked to your name and contact information in a national microchip database. When a lost pet is brought to vet clinic or shelter, a scanner is waved over the pet to see if a microchip is in place. The microchip number is displayed, the manufacturer is notified, and the owner is called to retrieve their pet.