In three years time every dog will have to be microchipped by law. Many of you probably already get your pets chipped - but the government says soon everyone must - to make sure owners can be held accountable for their dogs behaviour.
But of course micro chipping can also help reunite lost animals, as Charlotte Wilkins reports.
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The forecast for the west from James Wright.
James Wright has the latest weather forecast for the west of the region.
James Wright has the latest forecast for the east of the region.