A microchip is a way of identifying your pet when they are lost or stolen. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. The microchip number is recorded on a central data base against they animal and owner’s details as provided on the form submitted. If an animal is brought in as a stray to a vets or rescue organisation, it will be scanned, the data base contacted, and your contact details obtained so you can be reunited with your cat. It is important to keep the database up to date with any change in your address or contact details.