The Mighty Microchip: Why Microchipping Pets Matters

In this busy, boisterous world, things happen when we least expect them. Take, for example, that the number of missing pets who enter shelters each year tops more than 3 million. 

Some of these pets are strays, but there are a large percentage of them who simply got out of the yard or away from their owners and became permanently lost. That’s a serious tragedy, but it can happen to any pet owner, especially if their pet isn’t microchipped.

Pet microchipping may be the key to decreasing the number of pets in shelters and create a safer environment for our special pets. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital want to explain this simple, yet effective chip.

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This Summer, Don’t Let Pet Noise Anxiety Get You Down

Most animals dislike loud, sudden, or prolonged noise. Whether it’s the vacuum cleaner, the trash truck, or power tools, they may bolt, hide or try to escape. 

Pet noise anxiety can occur throughout the year, but summer presents specific challenges to animals with aversions to seasonal hullabaloo. With tips from Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital, the next few months don’t have to be stressful for struggling animals.

Summer’s Clamor

Thunderstorms, firework displays, parades and parties galore are the sounds of summer – all of which can contribute to pet noise anxiety.

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The More You Know About Pet Poison Prevention Could Save a Life 

March is a really important month for veterinary professionals and pet owners alike. Why? Because it’s Pet Poison Prevention Month! 

It might seem over-the-top to designate an entire month to raise awareness about this issue, but accidental exposure to harmful chemicals, toxic plants, dangerous foods, and human medications can place a pet in the crosshairs. 

Always Sniffing

Although their keen hearing and vision are important, pets primarily explore their environments with their senses of smell and taste. As a result, pet poison prevention should be a top priority in and around the home. Be sure to secure known toxins behind closed doors or in locked cabinets, and check floors and easily accessible surfaces on a daily basis.

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