Now you have an Animal Health Certificate for your pet, you can start travelling with him or her. There are a few things to remember when going on holiday, some are requirements for re-entry into the UK and some are suggestions to ensure a pleasant holiday for all!!
The rabies vaccination is valid for three years and it is your responsibility to ensure a booster is given on time. We do our best to post reminders but it is not a fool proof system! Make sure you double check your pet's passport at the same time as checking the dates on yours!
When returning to Britain, between 24 and 120 hours (one to five days) before your arrival in Britain, a specific parasite treatment against Tapeworm must be given to dogs by a vet in the E.U. The details of this treatment are to be recorded on the Animal Health Certificate.
Cats do not require any parasite treatment to be given.
Living abroad: If you are spending significant time abroad, it may be necessary to have a Rabies vaccine annually, if required by the laws of the country where you are staying.