National Pet ID week is April 21-27

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The goal of National Pet ID week is to reduce the number of unidentified pets coming into animal shelters. A large number of pets get lost each year whose owner’s can never be identified. During the week of April 21 – 27, the staff at Hudson Animal Hospital encourages everyone to get their pet micro-chipped. This will ensure permanent identification of your pet in the event your cat or dog ever becomes lost.

Why does my pet need a microchip when he already wears a collar with tags?

We agree that all pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and their human parent’s phone number. But, only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become too damaged to read. The microchip process takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination.

Speak to your veterinarian about the process and benefits of micro-chipping. If you are in the Upper West Side, come in and speak with a staff member at Hudson Animal Hospital.