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Posted on 11-16-2018
As an emergency veterinarian, we see a lot of situations that can be avoided by keeping your pet on a leash and providing them with proper identification. Whether you have a dog or cat in the Austin area, proper pet identification is an important part of responsible pet ownership.
As your animal hospital in Austin, we recommend that all of our four-legged patients be microchipped for their safety. The ID chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into the nape of the pet's neck between their shoulder blades. This procedure is a simple way to make sure that a lost pet can always be returned to you! The procedure is quick and relatively painless and ensures that even if they lose their tags, your pet can be returned home safely.
Microchipping is a safe and effective way to ensure that your pet is returned to you if it is lost. Most vets and animal shelters have the equipment needed to scan microchips and properly identify lost pets. In addition to your pet having the proper ID, we also advise our clients to always keep them on a leash when going outside of a fenced-in area.
As your emergency veterinarian, we have seen many cases where accidents could have been easily avoided if the pet were leashed. Don't let this happen to your beloved companion animal! Responsible pet ownership includes keeping your pet safe, microchipped and leashed.
Sleep easy knowing that a lost pet can be easily identified and returned when they are microchipped! Call Emergency Animal Hospital of Norwest Austin today to set up an appointment. This simple procedure can be performed at one of our three facilities in the greater Austin area. We look forward to seeing you and your furry friend!
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