Articles: Microchip

Traveling with Cats

Thinking of traveling with your cat with summer? Dr. Todd McCracken of Ceva Animal Health says sometimes the best solution: Leave the cat at home. McCracken appeared on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show talking about the stress of pet travel HERE. Before traveling, he says, it’s a good idea to get a veterinary…

Artistic or Just Wrong, Tattooing a Dog

I don’t know that I believe this guy – because he is filled with tattoos himself – as he explains really tattooed his dog to protect his White Bull Terrier from solar rays during cancer treatment. according to Yahoo News. I am personally not a fan of a tattoos. I don’t have any. However, I believe…

Check the Chip Day

Check the Chip Day, August 15,  is an American Animal Hospital Association supported effort to remind pet owners to check annually to insure the microchip in your pet is in good working order, and that the contact information is up to date and accurate. Without up to date contact info, there’s no way a lost…

Free Pet Vaccines for Chicago U.S. Military Veterans

Free pet vaccines will be given to pets owned by military veterans living in Chicago on Wednesday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Chicago Animal Care & Control (2741 S. Western Avenue), Chicago. I so love this, as we can’t do enough (and generally don’t do enough) to support our veterans. Arrive early…

Microchipping is Necessary, American Animal Hospital Association

American Animal Hospital Association President Dr. Kate Crumley talks about the importance of microchipping. Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World about the importance of proper pet identification, most importantly microchipping. Dr. Crumley talks about her own experiences when a hurricane hit North Carolina. The chip identifies every pet as the individuals they are. Equally…

Calling All Animal Loving Heroes

Do you know a reali-life hero, like Captain Sully Sullenberger? Remember, he was the pilot who successfully performed the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. No doubt – he is a hero. HomeAgain®Pet Recovery Service is seeking an animal loving  hero. HomeAgain Hero of the Year nominees should demonstrate a commitment…

Kiss Me, I'm Rescued; Win $10K for Your Favorite Pet Non-Profit

Kiss Me, I’m Rescued is a PetHub photo contest literally illustrating the human/animal bond, and in the end the winner will receive $10,000 to donate to their favorite non-profit pet organization. All you need to do is upload photos of a family member kissing their best pal (or their best pal kissing them) by May 26.…

Lost Cat Finds Her Way Home: Do Cats Have Built-In GPS?

Cat are territorial. And may do anything to reclaim their lost territory. This story illustrates this fact. Holly, a 4-year old  tortoiseshell became separated in nearly November from Jacob and Bonnie Richter, and traveled 200 miles to return to her home town. She turned up nearby on New Year’s Eve. Holly fled while the Richters were on…

Microchipping Pets Saves Lives: Here's a Demonstration from the AVMA

American Veterinary Medical Association offers this video about microchipping It’s not only important to microchip both dogs and cats – I do stress both dogs and cats….people forget about cats, figuring they are indoors only. Surprising data reveals that indoor cats do, in fact, get out. When they do, some stand frozen like statues, others make a…

Spirit Returns Home Again, Chalk Another Up for Microchipping

I suppose two lessons to be learned concerning lost or stolen pets: 1) Microchip (and be sure to register or if the pet is found no one will know who you are) 2) Never give up! A Siberian Husky will be reunited with family on October 6, after nearly five years away! Shakira (who was…

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