Travelling with your Pet

With the spring and summer holidays on the horizon it's time to start thinking ahead if you plan to take your pet with you! Dogs and cats can now travel abroad on EU holidays with you as long as they have a valid pet passport. Make sure you allow a month for the process of obtaining a valid passport, but it only requires a single trip to see your UK vet! Pets need to be microchipped and vaccinated against Rabies for a passport to be issued. See the DEFRA website for more details or pop in and ask.


However, remember that on the homewards journey you'll need to see a vet in the country you're visiting prior to your return. See 
Don't forget to take some appropriate parasite treatments to prevent infections from biting insects- ask your vet for more info. 


Worried about travel sickness? There's an excellent tablet that your pet can take which lasts 24 hrs and should prevent your dog from feeling queasy on the journey.