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Why You Should Microchip Your Pet


Microchips are effective ways to recover a missing pet should your furry friend ever find themselves lost. Microchips are small chips (about the size of a grain of rice) that are injected underneath the skin between the shoulder blades. These chips are not battery operated, don’t have moving parts, and are built to last the duration of a pet’s life. 

The major benefits of microchipping your pet are: 


  • Microchipping can help get your pet returned if it is ever lost: If a pet ever gets lost and is given to a shelter, vet, or anyone with a microchip scanner, then one of the first things they will do is scan the pet for a microchip. The scanner activates the chip and an ID number is transmitted to the scanner. This ID number can then be looked up in a pet national registry to identify the owner information and return the pet back to its rightful owner. 
  • Microchipping provides proof of ownership: It’s an unfortunate reality that some pets are stolen across the world each year. If these pets are recovered, then proof of ownership can sometimes be a challenge. However, with the presence of a microchip, the owner’s information can be recovered and the pet can be returned to the correct owner.
  • Microchips last a lifetime: Since these chips are not battery activated, they can last the lifetime of a pet. Therefore, once a pet is microchipped, the owner doesn’t have to worry about replacing or updating the microchip.
  • Microchips are convenient and inexpensive: Most veterinary clinics offer microchipping services for a nominal fee. You can get your pet microchipped during a routine veterinary visit and the chip is injected without the need for surgery or anesthesia. 


Getting your pet microchipped is a quick, effective, and convenient way to ensure your pet’s safety in times of trouble. 

Bring Your Pet To Eldorado Animal Clinic For Microchipping

If you have questions or want to get your pet microchipped, bring them over to Eldorado Animal Clinic in the Santa Fe area. Eldorado Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary facility serving dogs and cats in Glorieta and the surrounding areas. Our team is passionate about providing high-quality veterinary care in a caring and compassionate environment. Contact us to schedule an appointment. 

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