Did you know that cats are among the 10 million pets lost in the United States every year?
Of the millions of cats that end up in shelters, less than 2% are returned to owners, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. Most of the cats that are reunited with their human families had identifying tags, tattoos, or microchips.
Indoor cats periodically escape or are sometimes accidentally let out of the house. Cats are also much more prone than dogs to losing their collars with ID, so microchipping is a much better bet for getting your cat back home.
Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and take seconds to insert. They are placed under the skin between your pet's shoulder blades and last forever because they don't use a battery. The chip is activated only when a scanner is passed over it.
However, a microchip is only useful if you keep your contact information up to date with the company that made the chip. We will give you all the information you need to keep your pet's registration current!
Thank you to everyone. I already thought Dr. Bean was an amazing vet when he sat on the floor with my kitties to do their exams, now I realize he cares about his patients on ALL levels, as well as their parents. I highly recommend this office.
They all were amazingly compassionate people, and truly were hurt from hearing the news. They also care for our Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo that we still have and will for many years to come. They have helped with everything from checking her health after over 14 years of being at a vet clinic to getting her foods shifted over to a much more healthy diet.
Dr Hulls was very good with our 5 yr old Macaw. Explained to us very well everything he was doing or had to do. Will be bringing our Carl back when he's due...Thank You
My pet ate part of a rug and although I thought she had passed it, there was still someone her intestines. She had surgery and then we had some issues that made me nervous. The staff was wonderful when I was so stressed out and helpful when I came in (daily) with new issues.
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has provided the BEST care for my dog. Since moving to Virginia Beach, 7 years ago, I went to 2 other veterinarian services before luckily finding Dr. Partlow and Dr. Hulls, who I credit for saving my dog's life and keeping him in perfect health. The care that the staff takes is just as if their animal patients are their very own pets. I couldn't love and trust Pet Care Veterinary Hospital more, and I highly recommend them!