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Trickum Ridge Animal Hospital

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11990 Hwy 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: 770-516-1111
Fax: 770-516-9665

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DayMorning
Monday7:30 - 7:00
Tuesday7:30 - 6:00
Wednesday7:30 - 6:00
Thursday7:30 - 6:00
Friday7:30 - 7:00
Saturday8:00 - 2:00
Sunday12:00-5:00
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The Bad

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.

One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.

From a study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, including 53 animal shelters across the U.S.:

Only about 22% of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 % (a 238 % increase).
Less than 2 % of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 % (more than 2000 % better).

The Ugly

Only 58% of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.

One of our Veterinary Assistants previously worked at a shelter and had her pets microchipped through the shelter. Months later after the freshness of the Microchipping wore off, her beloved fur baby got out and was busy exploring as she was franticly looking. She went to animal control and local veterinary clinics to give them the information (picture, collar color, name, her contact information) and microchip number. When Animal control ran the chip number she gave them, they found NO information attached to that chip number. So, if her dog was found, they would have no way to return him to her.

The Good

Microchipping is an inexpensive and relatively painless procedure that implants a rice sized chip between your pet’s skin and the muscle below. Unlike people, animals have adequate space here, so much that chips can migrate over time. If lost, this chip can be scanned, a number read, and then the information registered for your pet can be accessed. In the end, your beloved fur kid is returned to you in no time.

Be sure to have recent pictures of your pet handy to go along with the registered chip and you shouldn’t become a Microchipping bad or ugly story.

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Petsimonial

They were great! So much better than my last vet. I was able to get an appointment very quickly, and when I showed up I didn't have to wait long with my cat in the waiting room. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. My cat was terrified of the last vet, but these guys were able to see to her effectively without making her uncomfortable. The have very reasonable rates and didn't try to push any extra, unnecessary products/services. I am so happy that I found them! And I'm sure my cat is too.

- Kelsey B.
Woodstock, GA


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11990 Hwy 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
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DayMorning
Monday7:30 - 7:00
Tuesday7:30 - 6:00
Wednesday7:30 - 6:00
Thursday7:30 - 6:00
Friday7:30 - 7:00
Saturday8:00 - 2:00
Sunday12:00-5:00
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