Your dog gives you a lifetime of unconditional love, loyalty and friendship. In return, she counts on you to provide her with the basics, such as food, water, shelter, regular veterinary care, exercise, safety and companionship.
Outfit your dog with a collar and ID tag that includes your name, address and telephone number. No matter how careful you are, there’s a chance your companion may become lost—an ID tag greatly increases the chance that your pet will be returned home safely. The dog’s collar should not be tight; it should fit so two fingers can slip easily under his collar.
Have your dog microchipped here at Oak Lawn Animal Hospital. Microchip ID will ensure that your dog will be returned to you if he is lost, even if his collar came off. When scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter, your phone number, address and other vital information will appear, and you can be contacted.
Take your dog to the veterinarian for regular check-ups and follow local laws for licensing your dog and vaccinating him for rabies. Spay or neuter your dog. Dogs who have this routine surgery tend to live longer, be healthier and have fewer behavior problems (e.g., biting or running away). By spaying or neutering your dog, you are also doing your part to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation.
Be loyal to and patient with your faithful companion. Make sure the expectations you have of your dog are reasonable and remember that the vast majority of behavior problems can be solved. Remember, not all “behavior” problems are just that; many can be indicators of health problems.
Keep your dog or puppy happy and healthy with regular check-ups and vaccination services. We offer drop in care for quick and convenient access for general exams, including:
Rabies (both 1 year and 3 year)
We offer microchipping for $50 with lifetime registration, no annual fees, and live recovery specialists available 24/7 365 days a year.