The Essential Chip: Why Microchipping Matters

Each year in the United States, more than 6 million pets become lost or missing and end up in shelters. An astounding percentage of the pets that go missing are never reunited with their owner. 

Most pet owners assume that they’ll never have such an occurrence or that their pets will never wander away, but accidents happen all the time. One gate left open or a quick few minutes an owner looks at their phone while their pet is playing can result in a missing pet emergency.

Microchipping pets is a good solution to avoiding a permanently lost pet. This is why the team at Clairmont Animal Hospital is here to tell you more about this important chip and how they work.


Knowledge is Power: The Ins and Outs of Boarding Your Pet

For many of us (70%, according to statistics), our pets are considered family members. Which is why, when it comes to pet boarding, we need to be discerning in our selection of a facility as well as know what to do to ensure our pet’s comfort and health while we’re away.

When it comes to boarding your pet, here’s what to consider beforehand, from Clairmont Animal Hospital.


Home Away from Home: The Secrets to Successful Pet Boarding

Summer has arrived! As pet owners commence their vacation planning, the question of what to do with the family dog or cat while away inevitably arises. In a perfect world, we would bring our beloved companions everywhere we go, but traveling with pets can present significant challenges that aren’t always a part of the plan.

Pet boarding is often the safest option, especially if you opt to board your pet at a kennel that is attached to an AAHA veterinary hospital, like Clairmont Animal Hospital!


Pet Travel Specialists: What You Need to Know



We live in a mobile culture. For many of us, relocation to new cities or countries is required for our career or lifestyle. Likewise, our friends and family are generally spread across the country, making travel a necessity. And, let’s not forget those family vacations… Because we are such a traveling bunch, it’s no surprise the issue of safe pet travel is on our minds.

Thankfully, gone are the days when we had to rely solely on scant few airlines to provide only substandard travel care for our pets. Now there are more options that place the health and well-being of our pets as the priority. Many new companies are responding to the demand for better, safer options by tailoring travel to the specific needs of the pet or animal.

In the past decade, a new industry of specialists has emerged that focus on the safe transport of pets. Referred to as Pet Travel Specialists, or Pet Travel Agents, these service providers are equipped to handle every aspect of pet transportation, from ensuring you have the right pre-trip health documentation, to safe and minimal stress transfers, to comfortable flight arrangements. Continue…