Preventative Care and Wellness
Because of the lifespan of your pets, we stress the importance of a tailored annual physical examination, or “well-pet” visit. Thorough check-ups and preventative care can detect and alleviate potentially serious health problems. As early detection is important, we offer several screening options with annual visits.
The 24-Hour PetWatch microchips can give your pet an additional source of identification in the unfortunate event they are lost and are useful if your pet is traveling outside the country. To microchip your pet, Merrill Animal Clinic injects a tiny computer chip - about the size of a grain of rice - just under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip, along with your personal contact information, is then entered into a national database for easy retrieval. Microchips can be inserted at any time; it is highly recommended to do it at the time of spay/neuter. If your pet already has a microchip, we encourage you to make sure your information is up-to-date with your contact information. Contact us today to schedule your pet's microchip insertion.