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PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION IN DOGS, CATS, AND OTHER SMALL ANIMALS

At Vivian Animal Hospital it is our mission to help you protect your pet in case they become lost. We know that animals have a way of escaping or getting lost even though they love their owners and their homes. Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don't make it back home. Many pets, especially indoor pets, don't wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and an identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet's safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can't get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.  A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The procedure of micro chipping is both easy and painless and can be performed even at a routine wellness visit.  Ask us about micro chipping today!

PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION IN EQUINE AND OTHER FARM ANIMALS

The state of Louisiana requires that all Equine have at least one form of identification. At Vivian Animal Hospital we offer microchipping and freeze branding.  Microchipping is the implantation of a small chip the size and shape of a grain of rice, usually in the neck. Freeze branding is a technique in which liquid nitrogen is used to cool branding irons. When properly applied to the animals hide, it will kill the color pigment producing cells. The result is white or colorless hair instead of colored hair, regrowing at the brand site. One advantage of freeze branding is that it produces a readable brand at any time of the year.


 

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