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Even the most well behaved pets may get loose or become lost from time to time. When that time comes, you want to make sure that you have taken the proper steps to keep your pet safe and have him or her quickly brought back home. That’s why pet care experts advise that all cat and dog owners microchip their pets to ensure their safety if they become separated.
Undergoing the Microchipping Process
Some pet owners may fear that microchipping could cause discomfort for their cat or dog, but the process takes no longer than a vaccination and produces little to no pain. The veterinarian simply implants a microchip that is approximately the size of a rice granule under the loose skin between the shoulder blades of your cat or dog. Once implanted, the animal will not feel the microchip’s presence.
Understanding Microchipping Registration
Once the veterinarian has completed the microchipping process, the pet owner must register their pet’s microchip number in order for future recovery efforts to be successful. This means registering both your animal’s personalized microchip code and your current contact information. Should you move or change phone numbers, be sure to update it with the registry as well.
Utilizing Microchipping Benefits
In the blink of an eye, your cat or dog may run after a squirrel or bird through an unsecured door. Your pet may become loose while on its leash or get lost while playing at the park. No matter how you become separated from your pet, microchipping it can ensure that your cat or dog gets home safe once more. When your pet is brought to an animal shelter or pet hospital, it will be scanned for its microchip number. Once the number is read, they will be able to track you down through the registry’s online database.
Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital provides pet microchipping, as well as many other preventative pet care options for residents in the greater New York City area. To give your cat or dog the best means to stay safe if it becomes lost, call us at (917) 675-3708 to schedule an appointment for pet microchipping.
Last updated 5 months ago
It’s important to find veterinary care for your pet that offers a wide range of treatments and options. At Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, we pair cutting-edge medical expertise with a variety of holistic healing options. You and your veterinarian can find custom, effective treatment for your companion. Schedule an appointment by calling (917) 675-3708.
This article from National Geographic provides helpful information on the benefits of acupuncture for your pet.
The Washington Post discusses the growing popularity of animal acupuncture in this article.
WebMD explains the benefits of treating your pets with alternative medicine techniques.
Visit the Companion Therapy Laser website for more information on how this procedure can treat most medical conditions in your pet.
Veterinary Practice News talks about the Companion Therapy Laser and the many benefits it offers veterinarians and pets in this in-depth article.
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Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, but it has only recently gained popularity in many modern cultures. While millions of people consider this holistic treatment option for themselves, far less understand the many benefits it can offer pets. Acupuncture has proven to be an effective healing method to treat a wide variety of disorders and conditions that pets suffer from. Your veterinarian may suggest acupuncture as an alternative treatment to medications or surgery.
Gastrointestinal Disorders: From nausea to difficulty going to the bathroom, gastrointestinal conditions are just as uncomfortable for pets as they are for humans. Instead of surgery, medication, or major dietary restrictions, many pet owners opt for acupuncture from their vets to relieve symptoms.
Respiratory Issues: If your pet has difficulty breathing due to chronic asthma or an upper respiratory infection, acupuncture can help open the airways and reduce coughing, wheezing, and other discomfort.
Neurological Disorders: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in pets, although there are several other rare neurological diseases that veterinarians treat. Medicine for these disorders often comes with serious side effects, and some owners opt for holistic pet care instead.
Musculoskeletal Pain: Although arthritis is the most common musculoskeletal condition among cats and dogs, other ailments such as muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, and tendinitis can also be treated with acupuncture for pain relief.
Emotional Disorders: People often seek help from alternative medicine as a nonchemical way to ease symptoms related to emotional disorders. In pets, acupuncture can be helpful for anxiety, depression, and other mood changes.
Skin Problems: Your pet can be affected by several common skin conditions and allergies that cause pain, itching, or discomfort. Your vet can relieve some symptoms through holistic treatment options, including acupuncture.
If your pet suffers from any of these conditions, talk to your veterinarian about how acupuncture can help. At Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, our expert team of veterinarians offers a wide range of medicinal and holistic healing options for your loving companion. Find out more about our acupuncture services by calling (917) 675-3708.
Last updated 6 months ago
Unlike people, dogs often don’t show any signs of pain when they are suffering. As a pet owner, it’s important to pay close attention to your dog’s behavior and have a thorough understanding of symptoms to watch out for.
This video gives a helpful overview of the symptoms your dog may exhibit when suffering from arthritis. It also addresses other seemingly unrelated behavioral problems that may result from your pet being in pain, such as an unwillingness to jump on the couch, lack of energy on walks, and other mobility problems.
If you notice any signs that indicate your dog may have arthritis, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian right away. At Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, we offer the latest medical and alternative treatments in a comfortable, friendly environment. Call us today at (917) 675-3708 for an appointment.
Last updated 6 months ago
The world of medical care is constantly advancing, and today’s new innovations and technologies offer better care for both you and your pet. Pet care in the 21st century offers more effective treatment options than ever before. Advanced surgical techniques, new medications, holistic approaches, and specialized technologies like the Companion Therapy Laser offer your pet the best veterinary care available.
Noninvasive laser therapy is a great way to reduce both temporary and chronic pain. Whether your pet suffers from arthritis, was injured in an accident, or is recovering from surgery, laser therapy can help. The Companion Therapy Laser stimulates the cells and nearby acupuncture points while also triggering the brain to release endorphins. This laser also affects the cells in the muscle tissue in other ways to stabilize the area and reduce painful triggers.
Inflammation is one of the leading causes of pain in people and animals, and inflamed tissue can actually worsen an injury. When your vet uses the Companion Therapy Laser on inflamed tissue, the procedure stimulates increased circulation and lymphatic flow. These two factors work together to reduce inflammation and promote faster healing.
Faster, More Effective Healing
Helping a pet heal after an injury or surgical treatment is difficult for any pet owner. Unlike people, pets often want to run, jump, and play before it’s safe and healthy. To speed up the healing process, your veterinarian may suggest treatment with the Companion Therapy Laser. This treatment expedites the healing process because it promotes natural cell growth and tissue repair.
Improved Functionality of Many Systems
Veterinarians use the Companion Therapy Laser to treat several other common problems and conditions in pets. Laser therapy can improve your pet’s circulation, metabolism, nerve function, and immune system.
The next time you visit your veterinarian for pet care, spend some time talking about how the Companion Therapy Laser can help your pet. At Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital, we take pride in offering you the latest in veterinary technology, knowledge, and treatments. For more information about laser therapy at our pet hospital, call us at (917) 675-3708.