Outdoor Party Tips and (P)etiquette

Elmhurst_iStock_000050922562_LargeWe know how to party in Chicagoland, especially after a long, cold, gray winter.  When the sun’s rays first make their appearance, we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy them with family, friends, and, of course, our pets. Summer activities may include a family visit, your boss’s barbecue, or a friend’s doggie birthday party. Learn how to celebrate safely with your pets this summer using proper etiquette using these tips from the Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center! Continue…

Safe And Sound: The Benefits of Pet Microchipping

Elmhurst_iStock_000037815352_LargeBecoming separated from your pet is a scary thought for any pet owner. Our pets rely on us to provide them with food, shelter and love, but how can we protect them in the event that they go missing? Besides a properly fitting collar with current ID tags, a microchip may be the best way to ensure the safe return of your four-legged pal.

How Do Microchips Work?

A microchip is roughly the same size as a grain of rice and is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades. This pet microchipping procedure takes only a few moments, is relatively pain-free, and is performed here in the office. Continue…