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.
We brought my girlfriends cat in for urinary issues. They did an excellent job working with my not so nice cat. They were able to check his urine for infection in their lab during his appointment and even showed me pictures of the crystals in his urine. Everyone…
Awesome and quick service. Friendly staff.
Very friendly and helpful.
If I get the same care for my pet, and the same treatment in the future, as I received on my first visit, I can see no reason to ever go any other place.
Great atmosphere, quick appointments, great service!
I have been taking my precious animals here for years. I would not go anywhere else. The care that our animals have received is the BEST. The staff is wonderful and caring, and the best part is that you know that they are interested in and really care…
This place has always been there for us when we needed them most. With our Goldens and their issues - whether it is skin and digestive issues or that of sudden illness, they have taught us so much and helped us to give our dogs a much better…
This place is great, treats you fairly, and tells you what you need to hear.
The staff is friendly and caring. I have had nothing but good interactions and excellent care.
My cat was losing the ability to use his hips. He hobbled and dragged his hind legs. Cosequin did nothing to help, and I thought I would have to put him down. I took him here, and it took 3 treatments of acupuncture for him to heal. He…