Well, here we are, just past the 6 month
anniversary of our mobile veterinary practice and it’s just as
much fun as we’d hoped it would be!
You, our terrific clients and
patients, are why we enjoy
\this so much and we want to thank you
for your support, encouragement and patience these 6 months.
We seem to find something new that
we need or some way to streamline our procedures with every
Your suggestions and comments are
This newsletter is the first of what we
plan to make a quarterly habit.
We want to use it to share
seasonally appropriate information to help keep your pets happy
Please let us know if there are
topics you’d like to see addressed, or if you have any other
If you’d like to receive this newsletter
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at all, just let us know.
You can call us at 360-598-3900, or
use the “contact us” link on our website. Thanks to our fabulous
webmaster, Randy Chafe’ of Shoplocalbiz.com, we’re quite proud
This newsletter focuses on how to prevent
your pet from becoming lost and what to do if it does happen.
Thanks again for letting us be a
part of your pet’s health care regimen.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
-Dr. Bill and Gayle Larson
the weather warms and the days get brighter, our pets spend more
time outside, sometimes without our permission.
More pets are reported lost in
spring and summer than other times of the year.
Animals without collars are
especially vulnerable to becoming lost.
Even those who normally wear collars
with ID can lose them (or scamper off the moment you remove it
to get ready for a bath!)
One way to protect your furry friend and make it easier for her
to return home is to implant a microchip.
Microchips are tiny devices
implanted under the skin, and can be read by hand held scanners.
Each chip contains a unique code that is used to identify your
animal. If your animal is lost or stolen, the chip will aid
greatly in returning your pet to you. Animal shelters and
veterinarians have scanners that can identify your pet, and one
phone call is all it takes to find out where that pet belongs. A
coded tag is also provided to wear on the collar so someone
without a scanner can still trace the pet’s proper home.
implant HomeAgain microchips.
Give us a call and we’ll come out
and help make sure that if your pet gets a bit of spring fever
combined with wanderlust, he’ll have a better chance of getting
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Lost Pet Prevention
If only our pets could recite their address
and phone number! Since they can’t, here are some tips to keep
your buddy safe and sound.
A well-fitting collar with ID tags is the
easiest way to identify your pet. Most dogs and cats will adapt
to a collar and there are varieties for every animal’s
lifestyle. Remember, ID tags are only useful if they’re on your
pet. To keep your phone number private, use a
A microchip is permanently
inserted just under the skin. It’s scan-able by shelters and
vets and provides contact information to reunite you with
Keep your pet confined when
in a vehicle. A carrier or crate is the safest, but a
leash/harness firmly attached to the seat will make sure she
can’t escape if the door opens unexpectedly.
Make sure your pet’s outdoor
area is secure. Visible or invisible fencing prevents
accidents as well as wandering. Check our website for ways
to create safe outdoor spaces for cats, too.
Spaying and neutering removes
your pets’ tendency to roam in search of mates. It also
helps reduce pet overpopulation, a serious problem in our
What To Do If Your Pet Is Lost
It’s heartbreaking, terrifying and happens
even to the most conscientious caretakers. But, the faster you
react, the better the chance of finding your furry friend. If
Fluffy slips through the door, or
Sam hops the fence, don’t wait--take action!
DON’T GIVE UP!!! Pets have been reunited with their families
after weeks or months after getting lost.
Go out and look, calling your pet’s
name. Look under, inside and behind, especially for cats
Ask everyone you meet if they’ve
seen your pet. Do this at least once a day until you’ve
found your pet.
Make a poster, with a photo if possible. Make
lots of copies and take them on your searches through the
neighborhood. Give them to neighbors, ask local businesses
if they will post one and attach them to posts, fences, etc.
where legal. Some people who find a pet won’t post a “found”
poster and assume the animal is homeless if they don’t see a
ALL the Lost Pet Hotlines:
Bremerton Lost and Found
Kitsap Humane Society 24-hour Lost Pet
Consolidated Pet Line
360-698-0255 OR 360-792-3382
PAWS of Bainbridge Island 206-842-2451
North Kitsap: 1-888-558-PAWS
Go to the Kitsap Humane Society and LOOK. Only you can truly
identify your companion.
Call the veterinarians in your area. Some clinics will hold
injured animals, hoping their owners will claim them. Most
will let you post a flyer, too.