Tips For Caring For Your Pet: #7

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Our pets are our best friends. We love them and they love us. But just like we have basic needs for our health so do our pets. Here are a few tips for taking care of your pets and making sure they are as healthy as possible.

7. ID Microchip Your Pet

Lack of identification means as few as 14% of pets ever find their way home after getting lost. Fortunately, “microchipping allows for the pet to be reunited with its family,” no matter how far away it is when found, Burns says.

About the size of a rice grain, a microchip is inserted under the skin in less than a second. It needs no battery and can be scanned by a vet or an animal control officer in seconds.

Be sure to register the chip ID with the chip’s maker. A current registration is the vital last step in making certain your pet can always find his way home.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: pets.webmd.com/ask-pet-health-11/vets-pet-care