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 pet passports and animal health

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the rules. It also means that people from the UK can take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European Union (EU) and some non-EU countries, and return with them to the UK without the need for quarantine.

The rules changed on 1 January 2012, reducing the waiting time and removing the need for a blood test, making it a quicker and simpler procedure.

You can download a guide to the pet passport procedure by Dr Diana James, a British vet living in France.

If for any reason your animal doesn't qualify for PETS, we can offer a full quarantine service.

more information from Defra
PETS logoFor full information about PETS and pet passports, UK quarantine requirements for animals that don't qualify for PETS, and EU regulation on the movement of pets, see the Defra website.

updating your pet's microchip details
When you move to a new address, don't forget to update your pet's microchip registration details. In many cases you can do this via the UK PETtrac website.

health information
Diseases encountered abroad. Download a guide from the British Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Fund that tells you about animal diseases you may encounter abroad and how to guard against them.

Tick fever in dogs. Download a guidance note by Dr Diana James, a British vet living in France.

dog law in France
You can download a guidance note on French dog law by Dr Diana James, a British vet living in France.

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