Our pets play an integral part in our daily
lives. They are often our only "children" and are
a vital part of our families. Pets are an unending source
of unconditional love and support: always faithful to those
they love. For true animal lovers, the human animal bond is
a very real and intense attachment.
our pets age, we are often faced with losing them to old age
or disease. A loss such as this can be a truly agonizing ordeal.
Unfortunately, this is something over which we often have
no control. Many times we have animals who are stolen, run
away or get lost. The sadness we experience is heart wrenching.
We search and search, in an effort to retrieve our lost companions.
Hopefully, we are lucky and a happy reunion occurs. Many times,
however, our pets are never returned, and we can only hope
that they are safe and happy with someone else who cares for
them properly. How can you avoid this situation?
There are several things you can do to help increase your
chances of a happy return. Pets should wear identification
tags on their collars. Identification tags and rabies vaccination
tags can help the finder relocate these wayward companions.
Animals can also be tattooed for permanent identification.
Many veterinarians are able to tattoo registration numbers
on dogs or cats, which can then be traced back to an owner.
means of permanently identifying your pets is with a microchip
that is inserted under the skin on the back of the neck, through
a needle, much like other injections. Animal shelters and
pounds have scanning devices to identify these microchips,
so that the proper owners can be notified. Ask our staff at
JRPH for advice in determining what would be best for you
and your furry friends.
Thousands of dogs and cats are lost each year, and are never
returned to their original owners. Please do not let this
tragedy happen to your loving companions. You should consider
a method of permanent identification to maximize your chances
of having your pets returned home safely.
JRPH currently uses the Home
Again Microchip. For further information about tattoos
or microchip implantation, please ask one of our staff members,
or call us at 972-446-0667.
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