As a pet owner, it can be scary to think, “What happens if my dog escapes?” Accidents happen, gates are left open and pets slip out to explore. The best thing that you can do to prepare and protect your pet if they go missing is to get a microchip. Microchipping your pet is completely safe and virtually painless. If you’re looking for a veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs that can microchip your dog or cat, Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic is here to help!

What is a pet microchip and how does it work?

A microchip is a small, grain-sized device that has RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology that can be scanned to identify your pet. The microchip is non-reactive and does not emit any sort of signal or frequency that would harm your dog or cat. 

Each microchip has a unique barcode, or identification code, that is registered to you and contains your pet’s information. If your dog or cat gets lost; then a veterinarian, animal shelter or any other animal care provider can scan for the microchip and contact you immediately.

is microchipping painful for my pet?

No, not at all! The process of microchipping is no more painful than a vaccination or typical shot. A microchip gets inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades with a needle that’s a little larger than a vaccination needle. It’s a very quick process, and most pets are completely unphased during a microchip appointment. Once it is inserted, the microchip doesn’t move and remains secure for the rest of your pet’s life.


Microchipping your dog or cat is very affordable! In our efforts to be a veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs that provides affordable services, we do our best to keep our prices low. We want you to be able to afford treatments for your pet without being overwhelmed by the cost. Give us a call to get an official quote for microchipping!

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One of the reasons why our clients claim that we’re the best veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs, is because we understand the importance of continually learning new techniques to keep pets happy and healthy. Read some of our blogs below to learn more ways to improve your pet’s health and well-being. We provide many educational resources so that you can have peace of mind when it comes to taking care of your furry friend!

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As a local veterinary clinic in Colorado Springs, microchipping is one of our most popular services! With a microchip, you can feel more confident about your pet’s safety and be prepared if they get lost. At Ponderosa, we offer affordable microchipping services for dogs and cats. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!