Posts Tagged ‘lost pets’

     Q:  Is there a vaccine that will prevent my pet from getting lost? 

     A:  Not exactly. But there is a simple injection that will help return your pet if it gets lost.

   HomeAgain microchips:

  • Are safe – the chip is designed to be compatible with your pet’s body for a lifetime. Plus, all chips arrive in sterile applicators to protect your pet from infection.
  • Do not hurt your pet – they cause no more discomfort than a vaccination.
  • Do not require surgery – your pet can receive a chip during a regular visit to the vet; no anesthesia needed.
  • Do not slip out of placeHomeAgain chips use a patented Bio-Bond anti-migration feature to make sure the chip stays in the original injection site.
  • Last for the lifetime of your pet – there are no moving parts or batteries that wear out; just a unique code that can be read by a scanner.
  • Do not compromise your privacy – all HomeAgain chips carry a unique 15-character number/letter sequence; they do not contain your private information.
     Are you ready to ‘chip your dog or cat?  Contact us to schedule your pet’s microchipping appointment today.
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Originally posted May 14, 2012.

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To date, HomeAgain has reunited 1,429,223 lost pets with their families –
and the pets all have one thing in common: a permanent microchip ID.

An implantable chip, 1/2 inch in length, can be the key to your pet's safe return. Microchip photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

An implantable chip, 1/2 inch in length, can be the key to your pet’s safe return. Microchip photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

When your pet is ‘chipped at our clinic, we will register
it for you on
HomeAgain’s national database.

Even better, we use an online program, so your pet’s information
is in the database within minutes of entry.
That’s real peace of mind if your pet
likes to wander.

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   Millions of pets disappear from home each year. Many pet owners assume their own dog or cat would never stray from home, either because the pet has shown no interest in wandering or because there are no known means of escape.

What are the chances? According to the lost pet recovery experts at HomeAgain:

  • 1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime
  • 41% of lost cats are considered indoor-only cats
  • 8 to 10 million pets stray each year
  • Without ID, 90% of lost pets will not return home
  • Getting lost is the #1 cause of death for pets

How do pets get out? They:

  • Bolt through an electric fence
  • Walk out a door or gate that’s mistakenly been left open
  • Flee from a thunderstorm or fireworks
  • Wander into unfamiliar territory while on vacation
  • Disappear during an emergency
  • Get stolen while unattended
  • Crawl out of holes created during home renovation/construction
  • Develop wanderlust as they age, due to cognitive loss
  • Sneak out when you prop the door open to sign for a delivery or carry in the groceries
  • Pop out a screen to chase a neighbor’s pet or wild animal
Speak up!
   Sometimes, a pet’s disappearance can be traced to a door or gate that’s been left open. The risk goes up when unfamiliar people are entering and exiting the house. Some pets find a safe corner to hide in, while other pets attempt to run as far from the house as possible.
   All people who have access to your house should be made aware that pets live in the home. Ask visitors to be vigilant about keeping doors and gates shut when visiting and working. (When practical, confine your pet to a room that you alone will access.)
Whom do you tell? Consider the most frequent visitors to your home:
  • Family members, especially children
  • Friends and overnight guests
  • Service workers, including meter readers, maids, and repairmen
  • Construction crew, roofers, and handymen
  • Pet sitters
   Of course, no plan is foolproof, so it’s best to have backup. Make sure your pet has a registered microchip (we think HomeAgain is best) to increase its chances of returning home to you.
   Contact us to schedule an appointment to have your pet ‘chipped, if it isn’t already. A simple office visit is all that’s necessary – no surgery, no anesthesia needed.

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     Q:  Is there a vaccine that will prevent my pet from getting lost? 

     A:  Not exactly. But there is a simple injection that will help return your pet if it gets lost.

     HomeAgain microchips:

  • Are SAFE – the chip is designed to be compatible with your pet’s body for a lifetime. Plus, all chips arrive in sterile applicators to protect your pet from infection.
  • Do not hurt your pet – they cause no more discomfort than a vaccination.
  • Do not require surgery – your pet can receive a chip during a regular visit to the vet; no anesthesia needed.
  • Do not slip out of place – HomeAgain chips use a patented Bio-Bond anti-migration feature to make sure the chip stays in the original injection site.
  • Last for the lifetime of your pet – there are no moving parts or batteries that wear out; just a unique code that can be read by a scanner.
  • Do not compromise your privacy – all HomeAgain chips carry a unique 15-character number/letter sequence; they do not contain your private information.
     Are you ready to ‘chip your dog or cat? Contact us to schedule your pet’s appointment today.
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     To date, HomeAgain has reunited 1,012,082 lost pets with their families –  and the pets all have one thing in common: a permanent microchip ID. 

An implantable chip, 1/2 inch in length, can be the key to your pet's safe return. Microchip photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

     When your pet is ‘chipped at our clinic, we will register it for you on HomeAgain’s national database.

     Even better, we use an online program, so your pet’s information is in the database within minutes of entry. That’s real peace of mind if your pet likes to wander.

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If your pet ends up at a shelter, it may be difficult to distinguish it from other similar-looking pets.

Tuxedo cat 1.

Tuxedo cat 2.

Or it could be just this easy.

The key to your pet's return. Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

HomeAgain Microchips offer instant, reliable identification
at the push of a button.

HomeAgain's universal scanner reads chips by any manufacturer, so all pets can make it safely home.

Your pet can’t call home when it’s lost –
so let someone else make the call for her.

 

Ask us to “chip” your pet on her next visit.  Visit HomeAgain to learn more.

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