July S.N.I.P. Special

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July is National Lost Dog Prevention Month, and so we’re running a special promotion throughout July where you can get a HomeAgain microchip implanted for just $25 when you book a S.N.I.P. (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program) surgery for your cat or dog, as well as get complimentary post-surgery laser therapy! Laser therapy targets specific body areas to relieve pain and inflammation, stimulates tissue regeneration, and helps the body release endorphins to fight pain naturally.

Back to the microchips- one in three pets goes missing in their lifetime, and 90% of lost pets are never reunited with their families. Those numbers are staggering. Fortunately, pet parents can do something to increase their chances of getting their pets back should the situation arise: a permanent form of pet identification called a microchip. A microchip is not a tracking device, rather it is a computer chip the size of a grain of rice that is implanted just under the skin between the pet’s shoulder blades. A special scanner can display the pet’s unique microchip number. That number is entered into a database, which will then display the pet’s name, the owner’s name, address, and phone number. Shelters, veterinary clinics, and animal control agencies all have scanners that can find the information, which can help reunite the pet with his or her family.

Having your pet microchipped is by far the easiest and most effective way to increase the chances of being reunited with your pet if they ever get lost or stolen. If you have summer vacation plans and are planning to either board your pet at a kennel or have them babysat by someone else, these are both scenarios where the chances of your pet accidentally getting loose are increased. AMCMA offers HomeAgain microchips, which are universally readable, can be used to read their body temperature (as an alternative to sticking a thermometer somewhere they might not like), and come with free lifetime registration updates so it doesn’t cost anything to keep your pet up-to-date if you change addresses, phone numbers, etc. Along with free lifetime registration updates, HomeAgain microchips come with one year of free access to the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline, which can be used 24/7, 365 in case your pet ingests something toxic.

Do your part to help fight pet overpopulation while also maximizing your chances of being reunited with your pet if they ever get lost or stolen- call AMCMA today to schedule your S.N.I.P. procedure while appointments last at (314) 951-1534, or fill out our online S.N.I.P. request form: https://amcma.org/forms/spay-neuter-request.

The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America has veterinarians at three locations that can answer questions about your pet’s health. Call 314-951-1534 or click here to request an appointment online.