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Scanning for a microchip

Microchip in the Spring

Scanning for a microchip

Everyone is going outside, and why shouldn’t they? The weather is beautiful! But the more we are outside with out pets, the higher likelihood that our pets may get away from us. Microchip your pets to help ensure they find their way back home if they get away from you.

So the boring part is that microchips are required in all pets in Bernalillo county. This means that if you live in Albuquerque you are required to have your pet microchipped.

They cool part is that microchipping is not expensive, it is not painful, and you can do it during our daily walk-in shot clinics. No, you do not have to be getting shots to come and get your microchip.

Microchipping is a very cool thing. It is a little tiny chip just under the surface of your dogs skin that when scanned with a microchip scanner will tell you the pets owners name and contact information. This information is kept in a city wide database, so if you move, you can just update it. Once your dog or cat is microchipped, they never need to get it done again. It is a once in a lifetime event.

Microchipping helps ensure that your pet gets returned to you quickly and easily if they get separated from you. None of us like to think that our dog would run away, but there are lots of reasons a dog may get away. Most of the time they are not trying to “escape” but they are playing and chasing something and then get lost. If your dog gets out of your yard and chases a cat for blocks and block, he may not know how to get home. If he gets away from you at the dog park, he may not know how to find you again.

Getting your dog microchipped is not only required by law, but it will give you peace of mind as a pet owner. Come in today and make sure to check our promotions page for any extra savings on microchips.