The Value of the Microchip

Though only the size of a grain of rice, this device implanted under the skin can, believe it or not, save your pet’s life. Studies have shown that approximately 75% of pets that were lost were returned to their owners because they could identify the pet and owner from the pet microchip. As owners, we cannot guarantee our pet will get lost, however we can have some comfort knowing that a permanent identification is available for when they are found. In the U.S., 1 in every 3 pets in their lifetime will get lost. A simple administration by the doctor or staff at our veterinarian office can reunite you once again.

Community Event: Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

When:                  Sunday, October 4 at 12:00 Noon

Where:                 Our Mother of Sorrow Catholic Cemetery

2700 N. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada

Presider:              Fr. Nathan Mamo, S.T.L.

The Blessing of the Animals will take place on the East Gethsemane section of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery. Every member of the community is invited to bring their pets to be blessed. To ensure that all companions get along peacefully, please have your pet on a leash or in a secure carrier for the safety of the other animals. Please call the Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery office for more information at (775) 323-0133.

Why Do Pets Escape?

Have you ever wondered why pets escape? Lets face it, time and time again Fido jumps the fence and you have tried every enforcement to “block” him from digging, jumping and escaping. Dogs jump the fence for a number of reasons, so lets break them down and give some tips on how to help.


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Fun Facts: Pet Photos

Our fun fact for Friday is pet photos!!!

Did you know that 39% of pet owners say that they have more photos of their pet than their spouse or significant other.  Continue…

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Pet Microchips

Veterinarians and shelters all recommend that your pet be microchipped. A study by the American Veterinary Medical Association dogs are 2.5 more likely and cats are 21.4 more likely to be returned to their home from a shelter if they have a registered pet microchip. If you are surprised by these statistics, you’re not alone. There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to pet microchips. Here is some information about pet microchips to clear up any confusion.


Dog Whistle in “A Day in the Life”

You probably have not heard the dog whistle in “A Day in the Life” but if you are a Beatles fan, your dog problay has. Written by John Lennon and animal activist Paul McCartney, the song has a short high pitched whistle that only dogs can hear.

The reason for putting it in the song is awesome! According to Wikipedia:

Follwoing “A Day in the Life” on the Sgt. Pepper album is a high-frequency 15-kilohertz tone and some randomly spliced Beatles studio chatter. The frequency is best understood as what we know as a dog whistle as the frequency that is picked up by a dog’s ear and was part of their humor. They joked about picturing barking dogs should they be present when the album would finish.

The whistle appears at about 5:05 in the video below (or so we’re told – we can’t hear it to confirm!).

Hit play, enjoy the song, then watch for your dog’s reaction just after the 5-minute mark!


Titanic Dogs


Dogs aboard the TItanicBesides humans, there were a number of animals aboard the ship during her disastrous maiden voyage. Titanic had her own official cat named Jenny, who was kept aboard the ship as a mascot and to keep the population of rats and mice down. Jenny had given birth to a litter of kittens a week before the Titanic sailed. Many people believe that they saw Jenny evacuating the ship with her kittens prior to the ships sinking, although no one was able to confirm. Other animals aboard the ship included cats, chickens, birds and approximately a dozen dogs. A Titanic dog show had been scheduled for the night after the sinking. Of all the animals aboard the ship, only Titanic 3 dogs have been confirmed to have survived. Continue…