If you own a cat, it may have been suggested to you at some stage that you should get your cat a microchip. A cat microchip is a small, permanent device that is inserted under the skin of the cat, usually at the back of the neck. The chip itself is only the size of a single grain of rice, and it doesn’t cause any discomfort to your feline friend whatsoever. Each microchip is unique and has an identification number that is recognised when scanned. Details of each microchip and the animal associated with it are kept on a database that allows for easy identification should the need arise. So, what are the main reasons for having a microchip for your cat?