Paws, Claws, Wings & other Things
Microchipping Your Pet
"As loving and devoted pet owners, we rarely expect to lose a pet. Yet each year, more than 10 million pets go missing in North America and more than 75% never return home."
Sadly, many lost dogs and cats end up in shelters where they are adopted out to new homes or even euthanized; they are stolen from vehicles, pet stores and backyards. Collars and tags are essential, but they can fall off or wear over time.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a low frequency computer chip that has an identification number programmed into it. No two numbers from a microchip company will ever be the same. The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice; it is implanted between the petís shoulder blades under the skin with a hypodermic needle. The microchip has no power supply to replace or moving parts to wear down. Many companies that produce microchips state that it can be expected to last for decades and well beyond the lifespan of most pets.
How does it work?
The microchip can be detected immediately with a handheld device that uses radio waves to read the chip. This device scans the microchip, and then displays the unique numerical code from the company that the pet owner registered with. Most shelters and animal rescues, as well as veterinarians are able to scan found pets.
What does it cost?
The fee is set by your veterinarian and will probably be dictated by the location of your vet, and whether or not you are having other procedures done at the time of the visit. I have not paid more than $75.00 for any of my beloved companions to be microchipped, and all were microchipped at the time they were spayed. This procedure will likely cost less than trying to locate a lost or stolen pet.
Who monitors a microchip?
Your veterinarian will likely have one or two companies that they deal with. Once your pet has been microchipped, you will fill out a form with all your pertinent information. One copy will be sent to the company, one will be kept by your vet, and another will be retained by you. Many companies offer a lifetime monitoring with the purchase of the microchip.
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Kitty Komforts-Cat sitting
Interactive play toys are brought along in order to engage your frisky feline into having some fun. Food and water dishes will be cleaned and replenished. Litter boxes will be cleaned and refreshed and all pet waste will be removed from your premises.
No charge for additional cats
Cats Paw Cha Cha - Grooming
Most cats spend hours each day washing themselves, but there are occassions when
your cat may need a bath:
-substances on the fur that you don't want him/her to lick off and ingest
-flea and tick treatment
-the dreaded skunk bomb
Full grooming includes a pre-brush, shampoo & conditioning, hand drying, re-brush and nail trimming and ear cleaning. Depending on the reason for your cats bath, he/she will be given a dry or a wet bath. Shampoos and conditioners used are specifically formulated for cats and only all natural products are used. All products are supplied unless special or medicated shampoos are required.
Prices will vary depending on the type of bath and length of fur. Flea and tick treatments are available.