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Since 6 April 2016, all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales must be microchipped.

Insurance brings peace of mind that things important to you such as your house, home or health are protected should anything happen. This is also true of pet insurance.

Pet passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021

You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland.

Instead, pets travelling from Great Britain to an EU country or Northern Ireland will need an Animal Health Certificate (up to five pets on one certificate).

Your pet must:

  • Have a functioning microchip
  • Have a rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel
  • Enter the EU via a designated Travellers’ Point of Entry
  • Have an Animal Health Certificate written in the official language of the country they will enter the EU unless you have a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland
  • Dogs travelling directly to Finland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or Malta must be treated for tapeworm no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you arrive

The Animal Health certificate is:

  • Valid for ten days from the date of issue
  • Valid for a single trip into the EU
  • Valid for onward travel within the EU for four months or until the date of expiry of validity of the rabies vaccination whichever is sooner
  • Valid for re-entry to Great Britain for four months after the date of issue provided rabies vaccination is kept up to date

We suggest that you discuss your travel plans with your vet at least one month before your intended travel plans to ensure your pet is prepared for travel.

Please contact us to advise on the steps required to ensure your pet is prepared for travel and ensure you have the required appointments booked for your pet. 

The best place to check for the most up to date information is on the government website here.

Puppies registered with us are welcome to come along to our Puppy Parties. These parties help give your puppy the best start in life.

As a practice we always like to promote preventative healthcare and our large team of qualified nurses are able to provide a range of services to our clients to help us achieve this. 

Health checks for pets are vital to ensure their continued well-being.

There are two ways to approach fleas; either do nothing in the hope that your pet does not come into contact with them, or ensure your pet is on an efficient flea control programme.