Have Recent Storms Seperated You and Your Pet?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the number of stories we were hearing about lost pets due to storm damage. Tonight's weather and prompted me to want to remind everyone to be sure to have current ID on you pet at all times! Microchip and ID tag with your phone number will help assure a prompt reunion with your pet! I personally HATE the jingle jangle of dog tags.. so I have a collar with our phone number and address right on the collar. Other people will get a "tag silencer" from the pet store that keep the tags quiet.

Microchips are a permanent ID on your dog. Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically just beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving vaccination through a needle and is painless to pets. Most animals don’t even react when the microchip is implanted. Once implanted the microchip remains between the shoulder blades just beneath the skin for the rest of the animal’s lifetime, becoming a permanent form of identification.

The microchip can be read by a scanner at most shelters and veterinary offices. A simple "wand" picks up the microchip number which is registered to you. A simple phone call to the microchip company and your contact information is provided. If you find a lost pet most veterinary offices will scan the animal and contact the owner at no cost

Great Dane Rescue will be offering low cost micro chipping at Dog Days of Denton Celebration, Saturday June 4th. We will be there from 8:30 till 2:00