How would you feel if your dog or cat ever went missing? Devastated, I bet! Well, the best way to ensure that you get your pet back if he or she ever goes missing is to get him/her microchipped. A pet microchip is a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice which is injected using a needle under the skin, usually between the shoulder blades. The chip contains a unique number which can be found using a special scanner. The number is looked up on a database which links the number to the details of the owner. So if your microchipped pet ever goes missing, the person who finds it will hopefully take it to an animal hospital or shelter, where it will be scanned and you can then be contacted and informed that your pet has been found!