Guest Blogger: Banfield Pet Hospital: Microchip Your Pet

As our practice has seen with many natural disasters, including the recent Hurricane Irene, pets are often left behind or lost during hectic times or even during the holidays. This is a common fear, yet unfortunate reality for some pet owners.

In a continued effort to reunite pets with their owners, Banfield Pet Hospital is offering 50 percent off the Banfield microchip system powered by HomeAgain, now through November 30, 2011.

According to HomeAgain, one in three pets will become lost in their lifetime, and without identification, 90 percent will never return home. At Banfield Pet Hospital, we are dedicated to preventive care, and that includes protecting pets from becoming lost or stolen.

Together, let’s bring lost pets home again.


Dr.Karen Johnson and her dog Webster

We received no compensation for this post. We were contacted by Banfield Pet Hospital and asked if we would spread the word about Microchipping and their discount. Since we had met Banfield at BlogPaws 2011 and I  have a microchip Mom agreed.

The woman in the photo is Dr.Karen Johnson and her dog Webster, here is some info about her!

Karen Johnson, DVM, is a 1988 graduate of Oregon State University and Washington State University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, as well as Banfield’s vice president and client advocate. As a Banfield team member since 1988, Dr. Johnson’s role as Client Advocate allows her a unique opportunity to help and support clients across the practice dealing with challenging or difficult situations. In addition, she manages Banfield’s Hospital Audit Program for Excellence, a unique look at client service from the client’s perspective. She joined the practice directly after receiving her veterinary degrees from Oregon State University and Washington State University.


Thanks to Banfield Pet Hospital for guest blogging today!


Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  1. Thank you for getting the word out about this. Haylie and Fred and both chipped and it makes me feel so much better having them chipped.

    • Kari you are most welcome!

      Dakota is microchipped but Cody isn’t. I often think about microchipping Cody but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

      Have a great day! Dakota’s “Mom”

  2. Wes not chipped, but wes is tatooed. Did yous know that the frequency for chips is different in the US and Canada?

    • Hi Nellie!

      I have never heard of the tattoos!

      I also never knew the frequencies are different in the U.S. and Canada, that is very interesting info!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Hey Dakota,

    I’ve got my chip, let’s hope I never get lost though anyway!

    Great post buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hi Snoopy! I have my chip too! I won’t get lost…because I hate going outside BOL!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Yay! Me and Charlie hope lots of pet owners take advantage of this special offer!

    Thanks lovely Dakota for the info!

    Take care

    • Hi Old Kitty and Charlie!

      I hope so too and thank you!


  5. One out of three? Those are some scary statistics 😦

    I’m so glad I had Kip microchipped when he was neutered.

    • yep they sure are……….thanks for visiting! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. Jack, Zora, and Midget all have microchips. They just recently got them actually. Definitely good for Midget, who has wander lust and a neck that is fatter than her head so collars slip off easily. I considered it for awhile; I tend to have a natural/holistic POV on things and the thought of having some scannable foreign object in my pets’ bodies put me off for awhile, but I believe the benefits definitely outweight the risks!

    • My Mom said she totally agrees with you Cynthia! She feels the “benefits definitely outweigh the risks” too!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. This is a great idea…I wonder if we can get chipped too….but I am not planning to be away from mommy

    • hmmmm a turtle getting chipped? Now THAT’S an interesting concept! BOL!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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