We service the Fort Worth/Dallas area of Texas

What would you do in a pet emergency? STOP RIGHT NOW

As last nights storms lightened up, on the way to dinner with family we drove up on a frightening scene. Traffic stopped in both directions, people standing on the side of the road and a women near hysterics carrying a critically injured dog. The dog was not hers and the visibly upset owner was running from a nearby home. The man was in shock and did not know the location of the closest after hours ER Veterinary clinic. I was able to give him directions and off he went... assuring me he was ok.... I do not know what happened after that.......

This is a cautionary story of how even the best pet owners can find themselves faced with an Emergency, so I am asking all of you RIGHT NOW GOOGLE locations and directions to the CLOSEST AFTER HOUR ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC! DO THIS RIGHT NOW AND ADD IT TO YOUR CONTACTS! Seconds can count and in an emergency your brain may not click as fast and logically as normal

A few other things to remember:

  • Know the hours of your own veterinary office and ask them where they refer in the event of after hour emergency. Keep this info in your phone.
  • Consult your veterinarian if you have more than one clinic close by. Your veterinarian may refer you to different clinics for different types of emergencies.
  • Do a little research... There is a difference between a 24 hour clinic and after hour Emergency Clinic.After Hour Emergency Clinics are only open in the evening, 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Basically they are open when your normal veterinarian is closed.
  • A 24 hour Clinic generally will handle the big emergencies and those things that probably can't/shouldn't wait for normal office hours. Many of these clinics will be less expensive for minor emergencies than after hour clinics.

$20 Microchip Clinic, Pet Extravaganza, Carrollton

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Pet Extravaganza 1500 W. Hebron Parkway #114 Carrollton, Texas 75010

How many reunion stories have you seen and thought ... I need to get my furkid a microchip? Well Now is your chance! For $20 GDRNT will microchip your pet and register with 24 Hour Petwatch. You will also be given an yellow tag for your pets collar!

FAQ about Pet Microchips! (Taken from the AVMA)
Q: What is a microchip?
A: A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen.

Q: How is a microchip implanted into an animal? Is it painful? Does it require surgery or anesthesia?
A: It is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than those used for injection. No surgery or anesthesia is required—a microchip can be implanted during a routine veterinary office visit. If your pet is already under anesthesia for a procedure, such as neutering or spaying, the microchip can often be implanted while they’re still under anesthesia.

Q: What kind of information is contained in the microchip? Is there a tracking device in it? Will it store my pet’s medical information?
A: The microchips presently used in pets only contain identification numbers. No, the microchip cannot track your animal if it gets lost. Although the present technology microchip itself does not contain your pet’s medical information, some microchip registration databases will allow you to store that information in the database for quick reference.

Some microchips used in research laboratories and for microchipping some livestock and horses also transmit information about the animal’s body temperature.

Q: How does a microchip help reunite a lost animal with its owner?
A: When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things they do is scan the animal for a microchip. If they find a microchip, and if the microchip registry has accurate information, they can quickly find the animal’s owner.

Q: Will a microchip really make it more likely for me to get my pet back if it is lost?
A: Definitely! A study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time, whereas microchipped dogs were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time. Cats without microchips were reunited with their owners only 1.8% of the time, whereas microchipped cats went back home 38.5% of the time. (Lord et al, JAVMA, July 15, 2009) For microchipped animals that weren’t returned to their owners, most of the time it was due to incorrect owner information (or no owner information) in the microchip registry database – so don’t forget to register and keep your information updated.