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Pet Passport

We all know how stressful it can be for you and your dog to find somewhere for them to stay while you venture off on holiday.

Buddies Pet Insurance - Travel - Pet PassportWhile there are a range of fabulous home boarding options and doggy-sitters out there, this may not work for all dogs. It can also be super pricey if you are away for a long period of time.

Why not take your pooch with you? In this blog we look at ‘Pet Passports’ and what is required to take your beloved furry friend with you on your next adventure.

Previously, many pet owners have been cautious about taking their pet abroad with them due to the fear of long stays in quarantine. Now, with a pet passport, your dog can skip the quarantine stay as long as they are able to match the following criteria…

  • Has been microchipped
  • Has a valid ‘Pet Passport’
  • Has been vaccinated against rabies

While additional rules may apply when entering another country, the three above will allow you to enter or return to the UK with your dog.

You can view a list of countries that accept the ‘Pet Passport’ here.

Some breeders provide a ‘Pet Passport’ when you collect your puppy, if not, you can normally get these from your vet. If your vet doesn’t issue pet passports, ask them for the nearest that does, or contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

The increase in pet friendly accommodation is allowing more and more families to travel with their pet. Accommodation finder ‘Air B’n’B’ has a filter allowing you to search through pet friendly accommodation throughout Europe and further afield.

It’s not just accommodation you need to think about, the fantastic ‘Bring Fido’ helps you find pet friendly restaurants, travel and activities for your break.

Its also super important to ensure that your beloved fur-baby is covered for travel. To find out more about Buddies Pet Insurance policies, click here.

A wealth of information regarding taking your dog on holiday can be found on https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad.

Have you ever taken your dog on holiday? We would love to hear your story. Email us at Hello@Buddies.co.uk.

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