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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Wednesday's weather for the east of the region