You may have seen or read one of the many news stories in the media in the past day or so about the government's possible decision to introduce compulsory microchipping for all dogs.
There is much debate on whether this is the right action for the government to take in order to tackle dangerous dogs in the UK. However, one thing is for sure, if your dog or cat gets lost, the chances of being reunited are much higher if they're microchipped which can only be great news for pet owners!
In 2011 126,176 stray dogs were picked up by dog wardens and other welfare organisations. Of these, 31% were reunited as a result of being microchipped, and a further 6% thanks to their collar tag.
Microchips offer a more permanent way of making sure your pet is always identifiable and that you can always be contacted in the event of them being found.