A lost pet is a frightening situation with often devastating consequences. According to the American Humane Association, about 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year. A study published by the American Veterinary Medical Association revealed that dogs with microchips were 238% more likely to be returned to their families than dogs without them. For cats, the statistic is even more dramatic: those with microchips were 2,000% more likely to be returned home.
This is why the team at Kenwood Animal Hospital considers microchip lost pet IDs a fundamental way to protect your pet and an important part of responsible pet ownership. Each microchip provides the animal with a unique identification number, which you register in a database along with your contact information. The contact information can be updated any time, and it is important to remember to do so whenever your information changes. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters, and at veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and in many foreign countries. Visit Petlink to register your pet's microchip today!
This safe, reliable, and permanent pet identification takes less than 10 seconds to implant and can save you and your pet days, weeks or more of fear and anguish.
We're dedicated to giving you and your dog the skills and tools you need to better understand and communicate with one another - because clear communication is at the heart of every happy, healthy relationship.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer Beth Mullen of Dog Latin Dog Training is a graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy, which is widely considered the premier positive-reinforcement animal training school in the United States. Beth and her team of certified trainers offer puppy and basic manners classes in the Canine Clubhouse. They are also available by individual appointment to work with you and your dog on specific training or behavioral issues.
Dog Latin Dog Training is all about learning how to use rewards, how to capture behaviors, and how to lure your dog into behaviors you will reward and ultimately make predictable. In essence: reinforce the behaviors you want and ignore the ones you don't. Above all, Beth's classes are about helping you and your dog communicate.
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Our commitment to your pet's health is also reflected in our fully stocked in-house pharmacy. When it comes to prescription medications, accurate dosage and administration is of the utmost importance. As your pet's prescribing veterinarian, you can trust that when you fill prescriptions at our pharmacy your pet will receive the right medication, at the right dose, in the right form as quickly as possible. We will also provide you with detailed instructions on the medication's use, discuss any side effects or interactions and even administer the first dose for you if possible.
Within our pharmacy, we maintain a comprehensive inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of you and your pet.
For many pet owners, even thinking about their pet's final days is difficult and emotional. Our animals are a part of our family. It is this strong bond, born from years of loyal companionship, that makes this time particularly hard to bear.
We encourage you to talk with our veterinary healthcare team about these issues before they become an urgent matter. Find out about your options, including our crematory and burial services, make some key decisions ahead of time, and ask us to add this information to your pet's record. Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and stress for you and your pet.
All of us at Kenwood Animal Hospital will do our best to help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.