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We're extending our HomeAgain Microchip Special through the end of August 2013!

Did you know that more pets are lost during vacation season than any other time of the year? Because microchipping is one way to protect your pet, Beach Park Animal Hospital is offering Pet Microchips for $35.00 through the end of August 2013.

You may think that your pet is protected from getting lost. But accidents happen, and some things are out of your control. In fact, one in three pets will become lost during their lifetime. According to the American Humane Association, only about 17% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats ever find their way back to their original owners.

To help give your pet the best chance of being identified should he ever become lost, have him implanted with the a microchip. Tags and collars are a good start but they aren't 100% dependable. With a microchip, your pet's source of identification is always available.

Pet Microchip next to a grain of rice.To microchip your pet, a veterinarian injects a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice just under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is then entered into a database. (We use HomeAgain microchips.)

When a lost pet is found, any animal hospital, shelter, or humane society can use a special handheld microchip scanner to read our microchip’s unique ID number. The veterinarian or shelter then contacts the HomeAgain database. The database matches the number to a name and phone number, reuniting the lost pet with its owner.

Please call Beach Park Animal Hospital for more information or to make an appointment for your pet today! Dr. Ani Abraham, Dr. Laurie Giumento, and Dr. Angie Kirkwood are all committed to protecting your pets and reducing the number of lost pets. We hope you are committed as well!