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Microchips Save Lives

Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat has slipped out an open door and disappeared. If he’s wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you’ll get him back.

But what if the collar comes off or he didn’t have it on?

To protect their pets in this scenario, many owners turn to microchips implanted in their pets. Microchips provide an extra level of protection in case your pet loses his collar and tags. Providing your cat or dog with both tags and a microchip can help ensure a happy reunion if the unthinkable happens and your companion gets lost.

While dogs get lost more often, indoor cats get lost too.  According to one study, 41% of people looking for their lost cats are considered to be indoor-only pets.  According to the American Humane Association, only 2% of lost cats find their way home from shelters, mostly because there is a no way to identify them.  After emergencies and disasters, many dogs are returned to their families, but tragically, cats are often never reunited because they have no identification.

Microchips are a permanent form of identification.  During Hurricane Season we offer $10 off microchip implantation and registration.  Call or email us today to schedule to have this life-saving device for your pet.  Once your pet has a microchip be sure to register him/her with the provider of the microchip to insure your loved one is returned home.

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

June 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals adjust to providing care during the re-opening of Florida associated with human coronavirus COVID-19 by continuing Curbside Concierge Service, Telehealth, and Mobile Services, but we look forward to resuming limited in-hospital outpatient appointments as soon as we have sufficient confidence that we can do so safely.

We remain committed to caring for our patients and meeting their health care needs in the safest and best way possible. Be assured that we continue to follow CDC guidelines and federal, state and local recommendations for practicing social distancing. We have established a phased plan to resume normal services to see our patients for healthy pet exams, all procedures and surgeries and urgent care needs.

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