If you have ever lost a pet, you know all too well that sinking feeling, the panic, and the fear of what may happen to them. It can happen so fast. A door left open, a trip to the park or a slipped collar are all opportunities for the worst to happen. We feel the pain and worry when we see the posters up around our neighborhood—“Lost Pet. Reward. Have You Seen Me?”
Consider getting your pet microchipped if you have not already done so. A microchip is one of the best ways to protect your pet. A microchip is a form of permanent identification for your pet. If your pet should get lost, it is very likely that they will be returned home if they have a microchip to help identify them and where they belong.
Here is how it works: Your veterinarian inserts a tiny, hypoallergenic, glass-encased capsule just under your pet’s skin. The procedure is quick and relatively painless. Inside the capsule is a tiny microchip that is programmed with a unique identification number. The microchip doesn’t need batteries or any power source and lasts your pet’s lifetime. You or your veterinarian need to register your pet’s number with the microchip company. This is critical because registering the microchip links your pet’s information and your contact information to the microchip number in the database. Without registering your pet’s microchip, it can be more difficult and sometimes not possible to trace your pet back to you.
Veterinarians, animal shelters, and rescues nationwide know to scan for microchips. When a stray animal or lost pet is brought to a facility, the first step is to scan them to see if the animal has a microchip. If they find one, they can look up the identification number that leads them to your phone number, address, and any contact information. Thousands of pets have been reunited with their families thanks to microchips. Collars and tags are other important forms of identification for your pet. However, microchips don’t wear out, they won’t fall off, and are not dependent on wearing a particular collar or leash.
At Blue Lake Animal Hospital we encourage pet owners to consider equipping their pets with a microchip. We want the best for our pets and yours. A microchip is a simple way to make sure that if your pet should get separated from you, they can be easily identified and safely returned home.
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.
Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.
Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Managing your pet’s medical needs is easy when you use our online pharmacy. Renew your pet’s prescription and purchase FDA-approved medication right from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions, contact us to speak with a trusted veterinarian.
Everyone is always helpful and nice. Glad we switched veterinarians.
Dr. Heather always takes the best care of our animals. Thank you!
Very friendly team and thoroughly enjoyed our first welcome appointment with our new puppy!
My pet got attacked and needed help right away - Blue Lake fit us in, performed surgery and Dr. Will kept me apprised the whole time. When there were complications, they again fit us in right away and helped. Great vet office.
We live in Lansing and travel to the clinic for all of our dogs. Dr. Heather is so knowledgeable and actually gave us a more precise date on when our dog should have a c-section. If we would have gone off the previous advice from a different vet…
I can't say enough good about Blue Lake. My dog Buster is 15 years old and has some expected health issues, but they are always helpful with my pet and his needs.
This is a very caring place to bring your pet.
We have a reptile that needed some immediate care. The staff was able to get us an appointment within a couple of days. We received very good care for our reptile friend and will definitely use them again for any of our exotic pets.
Very courteous staff.