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Golden retriver lying on it's back, smiling


Whether you are looking for information on a new pet to fit your family or just additional information on various types of training for your current pet(s). Our Behavior Specialist has found some of the best titles to answer your questions! Here are some of her favorites:

Dog Selection:

The Right Dog for You (Daniel F. Tortora)

The Good, The Bad and the Furry - Choosing the dog that's right for you (Sam Stall)

Puppy Training: 

How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With (Clarice Ruthford and David Neil)

The Ultimate Puppy Guide (sold by Premier Pet Products - now Pet Safe)

Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development (Pat Hasting)

Dog Behavior:

The Culture Clash (Jean Donaldson) *My overall favorite for sensible info on how dogs work and fit into our lives*

Kids and Dogs:

Child Proofing your Dog (Bruce Forgel)

Why Microchip?

As of June 1st, 2019, animals in Boone County, of at least 6 months of age must have permanent identification. This means a microchip and/or a durable collar with a tag attached with owners name, address and telephone number.

Did you know that one in three pets go missing during their lifetime? Without proper ID 90% of those pets will never get returned home.

Microchips create a lifelong bond between you and your pet.


How they work – A microchip implant takes just seconds at the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic. The chip is inserted under the skin in between your pet’s shoulder blades, it measures only 12 mm which is about the size of a grain of rice. When your pet is found, a microchip scanner is waved over the shoulder blade area emitting a low radio frequency which will transmit your pet's unique ID on the screen.  Once you and your pet are registered, the ID is entered into a nationwide database making it easy to track down your contact information so that you and your pet can be reunited!


At the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic a Home Again Microchip costs $45.00 and this includes placement and registration. Please call to schedule an appointment so together we can take the first step in protecting your pet from losing you!

The pets from the movie "Homeward Bound" looking over a cliff
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Understanding Cat Body Language

Ever wonder what your fur baby means when they pose for you? Our purrfect friend Disco the cat is here to help!

Dog Body Language

Ever wonder what your fur baby means when they pose for you? Boogie the Boston Terrier is here is help you figure it out!

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