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…

I Found A Lost or Stray Pet: Now What?

Elmhurst_iStock_000017412926_DoubleAs a consummate animal lover, you may rejoice at the chance to help a stranded or lost pet, but it can definitely be unnerving for some, including the animal. Of course, the four-legged friend that took up residence under your deck or on your front stoop may be a stray without a devoted owner. He or she could also have a warm, loving home somewhere with a worried or heartbroken pet parent waiting.

If you have found a stray or lost pet, or just want to know what to do if that ever happens, there are simple things you can do to help. The following ideas, intended with everyone’s safety and security in mind, will help: