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Posted on 08-10-2015

Max the dog is  scared by fireworks, runs away and becomes lost.  Thanks to a microchip, though, he  is reunited with his  family.  Bernie the cat really is an inside cat.  He likes  to lay in the sun by the door and slips out when the family leaves for the day.  Thanks to a microchip he is reunited with his family as well.  Microchips need to be implanted in all pets.  It is a simple procedure that can be done in our office.  We distract the pet with treats and pets and use a numbing cream.  Rarely is sedation required.  As important, though, is registering the microchip!  Owners  register  the microchip online so the pet can be returned to them or returned to the alternate contact person.  Many chips go unregistered each year or the information is not kept current.  Visit www.avma.org/checkthechip  for more information to check if your microchip is registered.  August 15 is National Check the Chip Day.  Please visit Southfork Animal Hospital to scan  your chip and check your registration information.  Call for an appointment if your pet needs a microchip implanted.

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