Pet Passport and Rabies Vaccination
The European Pet Passport scheme is becoming increasingly popular with our clients and is much simpler to join now than when first introduced. If you wish to take your pet to Europe and back you have to complete these simple steps:-
1. Your pet needs a working identichip placed.
2. Your pet needs a rabies vaccination given every three years by a DEFRA official veterinarian (OV)
3. An official OV has to issue or add to the European Pet Passport whenever a rabies vaccination is administered
4. Dogs require a treatment for tapeworm to be given by a veterinarian no less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1 to 5 days) before scheduled arrival time in the UK and the treatment must be recorded in the passport.
For more detailed information regarding the pet passport please visit the DEFRA Pet Passport website. The rules regarding the pet passport do change periodically so it is worth checking the DEFRA website before each trip abroad to ensure you don't get caught out.