As a pet owner, it can be scary thinking about “What happens if my dog escapes?” or “What if my cat gets outside?” Accidents happen, gates get left open, pets slip out. 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 for your pet. If you’re looking for a vet that can microchip your dog or cat, Ponderosa Veterinary Clinic can get you on the schedule.

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 your pet’s information. If your dog or cat gets lost, a veterinarian, rescue, animal shelter, or any other animal care provider can scan for the microchip and be able to contact the owners immediately. 

is microchipping painful for my pet?

No—no more painful than a vaccination or typical shot is for your pet. A microchip gets inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades with a needle a little larger than a vaccination needle. It is a very quick process, and most pets don’t even notice what happened. Once it is in, it doesn’t move and remains there for the rest of your pet’s life.


Microchipping your dog or cat is very affordable! We keep our prices low so that you can do what you need for your pet without being overwhelmed by the cost. Give us a call to get an official quote for microchipping!

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As a local vet here 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 well-being if they get out or get lost. We offer affordable microchipping for dogs and cats. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.