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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Wrapped Up With a Bow, Holiday Pet Safety Is the Gift That Keeps On Giving

With so many distractions this time of year, our priorities can shift overnight. From cookie swaps to toy donation drives, potlucks to caroling, our collective calendars are simply overflowing – a fact not missed by most pets. As a result, the things that usually hold us together get flipped upside down.

Luckily, with an eye on prevention you can keep the good times rolling. Holiday pet safety doesn’t have to be confusing, and it doesn’t have to stand in the way of any seasonal fun.

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Turkey Time! Hot Tips for Thanksgiving Pet Safety Success

This time of year, we are simply inundated with shopping lists, raking leaves, and football games. And it’s no secret that preparations for “Turkey Day” can take their toll on families across the country.

Whether you’re hosting or traveling, we encourage all pet owners to take into account what Thanksgiving pet safety is all about. That way, you can enjoy the festivities while protecting your best friend from an unfortunate illness or injury.

Get Togethers

Many pets are incredibly social and laid back when it comes to strangers and routine disruptions. Others have great difficulty, and react in various ways like running away or hiding. Knowing the signs of stress and anxiety is helpful and can prevent dangerous escape attempts.

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