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Category: Travel

For most family dogs travelling is an exciting and often enjoyable experience. Dogs like to be included in whatever their family is doing and quickly learn that a car journey often leads to a walk. Unfortunately a few dogs find travelling very stressful because they feel frightened or travel sick. When taking any pet on longer journeys it is important that you are properly prepared.

Dogs from the UK are now permitted to travel abroad and return home without a quarantine period provided strict rules are followed. Dogs travelling abroad require a pet passport and must be vaccinated against rabies. There are a number of other potential problems to consider before taking your pet on holiday with you so always consult your vet for advice before travelling.

Leaving your pet behind

Pet Passports

Pet passports are part of the European Union (EU) Regulation on the movement of pet animals. Certain non-EU listed countries may also issue a passport. Dogs travelling on Pet Passports must be treated against tapeworms before entering the UK from most countries.

Disease Risks When Travelling To Continental Europe

An increasing number of owners are taking their pets with them on holiday when they travel to continental Europe. This factsheet provides information on the more important novel diseases that your dog may come into contact with abroad. What are

Choosing a boarding kennel

Choosing a boarding kennel It would probably be less traumatic for most dogs to be looked after by an experienced and reliable 'pet sitter'. Pet sitters are individuals who come to your home and stay there when you are away.