VIZSLA HEALTH ISSUES
The Pet Passport Scheme – otherwise known as the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) – was introduced so that pets entering or returning to the UK would not need to undergo the usual compulsory 6-month quarantine period to protect against rabies.
In january 2012 the rules changed again and we fell into line with the EU for the rules on travelling with pets.
Through this scheme, pets should be able to travel freely and easily between member countries of the EU and certain non-EU countries which have qualified under the scheme – provided that they satisfy the health and safety requirements, particularly with regards to rabies vaccinations and followed the correct procedure. Pets included in the scheme are dogs, cats and ferrets.
Have your pet microchipped using a ISO compatible chip so that it can be properly identified.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies by a certified veterinarian.
Wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccine before you can enter the UK.
Your pet must be treated for ticks and tapeworms by a certified veterinarian not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours before it is checked in with an approved transport company for travel to the UK.
Your pet must only travel with an approved animal transport company and enter the UK on an authorised route.
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