With Hurricane Isaias getting a little too close for comfort recently, it’s a good time to remind you of the importance of hurricane preparedness for your pets.
We consider microchipping to be one of the best ways to be a good pet parent because accidents happen, especially during storms. Pets can escape and lose their collar and tags. A microchip will increase the chance of reunion by immeasurable amounts!
Microchipping Is a Simple Way to Keep Your Pets Safe
We have told you about the importance of microchipping in our article about the best ways to find missing pets. Essentially, a microchip is your pet's permanent ID. It’s only about the size of a grain of rice, and a veterinarian simply injects it beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The one-time procedure takes only a few seconds, and anesthetic is usually not required.
Your pet's permanent ID is then entered into a database, and contact info will display when a shelter, veterinary clinic, or animal control scans the microchip should your pet go missing. At Bees Ferry Veterinary Hospital, we use HomeAgain’s TempScan microchips which have an added benefit for your cat or dog. We’re able to quickly and accurately get a temperature reading with our microchip scanner!
Even better, microchipping is offered in our mobile unit during house calls.
Hurricane Preparedness for Pets from Our Mobile Unit
When we added our mobile veterinary services last year, we never anticipated the upcoming changes to our operations due to COVID-19 this year. Our mobile unit has been a lifesaver! It has been a great solution for people who prefer to stay home and let us come to them. Our van is a fully equipped exam room that we can pull right up to your door. Consider these mobile services to help prepare your pets for hurricane season…
Microchipping - only $60 per pet plus one travel fee based on the mile distance of your home from our West Ashley location.
Anxiety relief - delivery of medication and/or holistic options.
Heartworm prevention - delivery of regular medication or try ProHeart 12, the only vet-administered injection to prevent heartworm disease in dogs for one full year.
Our mobile unit is a convenient option even if you live close to our office, and it is a great solution for people who don’t live near a veterinary clinic.
The team at Bees Ferry Veterinary Hospital is happy to answer any questions about microchipping or other ways to prepare your pets for hurricane season. Simply contact our office.