The Village Vets, Dr James Carroll and Dr Anthony Bennett provide their expert advice about microchipping and explain why it's so important.
It's a legal requirement that animals, cats and dogs, are microchipped, either before six months of age or when they leave the breeder, whichever comes first.
Microchipping is when we place a little electronic chip under the cat's skin, which transmits a signal. We can get that number back, put that into a database and we're able to reunite lost animals with their owners.
If you ever have a stray animal or if your animal is indeed lost, contact your local vet or an animal shelter and if your animal is microchipped they'll be able to scan that and reunite your animal with you.