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Reasons to Microchip Your Pets

Microchipping and tattooing have become important forms of identification for your pet in the event your pet goes missing. A lot of people think that dogs are the only ones that need them done, but contrary to belief so do cats. If your “indoor only cat” sneaks out of the house one day, a tattoo in the ear or microchip can easily help identify him/her and return them safe and sound. Almost every vet clinic and animal shelter have a microchip scanner available if a lost pet comes in needing to be scanned.

To clarify the difference between tattooing and microchipping, one is a visible identification (usually located in the ear or stifle) and the other is a small radio chip that is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. A microchip is not a GPS system; it cannot track the location of your pets’ whereabouts! However, the microchip number will link to your contact information to your pet in the event they go missing. The best time to have either service performed is when you are booking your puppy or kitten in to get fixed. Once a microchip has been placed and registered with the microchip company, it is important to remember to keep your information current with the company. If you move, change phone numbers, etc add them to your list to call and update. It’s hard to get a pet back to its owners without a way to contact them.

Here at Southampton Pet Hospital, we are happy to answer any questions you as a pet owner may have about identification for your pet.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Southampton Pet Hospital