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Travelling with your pet

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), or Pet Passport as it is often called, is designed to protect human health. It is the system that means people in the UK can take their pets to certain countries and bring them back without the need for quarantine.

It also allows pet animals from these countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet certain conditions.

Information on the scheme can be found:

  • At the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website, or
  • By calling the PETS Helpline on 0870 241 1710.

Pets have special needs when they travel, so planning ahead is essential.

If you are planning to travel via the Pet Travel Scheme remember it will take several months to prepare. Make sure you have allowed enough time, and make sure you have consulted DEFRA and obtained the most relevant and upto date information relating to your pets travelling requirements.

Pets are also likely to need extra medication to protect them from foreign diseases and parasites which they may well come into contact with. The Veterinary Surgeons will be able to advise you on the most suitable precautions to take and what documentation and certification you may require.

Here at PetCare we are able to help you and your pet prepare for travel, we are able to carry out your requirements to ensure your journey runs as smooth as possible.

Should you have any questions please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.