Welcome to our holiday series, dog holidays, where we tell you how you can successfully take your dog on holiday!
Want to take your pooch with you on holiday but have no idea how pet passports work?
The Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) has been going since February 2000, this is great for pet owners because it means your pet can now travel with you.
The Scheme means that pets can re-enter the UK from the EU without having to be quarantined.
You will need a pet passport to re-enter into the UK from an EU or listed non-EU. You’ll need to make sure your dog has been issued a pet passport, has been treated for tapeworm, has had a microchip implanted, is at least 15 weeks old at the time of travel and is vaccinated against rabies.
A pet passport keeps records of all the treatments your pet has had. You can actually get pet passports from your local vets, but not all vets issue them so they will tell you where one will be available.
When you initially go to get your passport make sure you bring along your vet, alongside with vaccination and other medical records.
The pet passport will include the details of the ownership, a description of your dog, the vaccination against rabies, a rabies blood test (if required) and a canine tapeworm treatment evidence. There are full details over on the Government website.
If you are planning on taking your dog out of the UK you should check that their pet insurance is valid for, outside the UK, you can do this by expanding your plan or talking to the service that provides the insurance.
You may have heard about the Pets Travel Scheme but have you heard about the Gencon?If you find it a nightmare taking your pooch on a walk when they pull every time, this will be a treat for you!
The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.
The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
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Did you know?
The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers
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