The most important aspect of traveling with pets is called the Pet Travel Scheme or PETS for short. These are the schemes launched several years earlier. The arrangement allows you to take your pet with you wherever you go. It is a system that allows pets such as dogs, cats and many others to travel to different countries. The countries where the pets can be taken are among the qualified EU countries such as UK, Canada and Mexico.
The Pet Travel Scheme has been launched by UK DEFRA to allow the pets to travel to different parts of the country. So before taking your pet on an itinerary, you need to follow certain rules. These rules are described below.
Microchip is used to identify the pet. Any other means will not work. The microchip is an ISO recognized and if the pet does not have identification it should come with the scanned photo attached to the crate.
2. Rabies Vaccination and Certificates
All pets must be in possession of a certificate with the microchip number and the validity of the certificate until what time the certificate is valid. Some are valid for two years, while others are valid for only one year.
3. FAVN Tests
The FAVN test or especially known as Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization Blood test is done to check whether the vaccination delivered the right amount of antibodies or not. Then they are also approved by the government.
To get the test done, you have to send the sample and then you will receive the report from the Kansas State University Lab.
What else do you need to know?
Since only a few countries are allowed to receive pets, it is necessary to check before going to that place.
Before your visit, you will also need to take out pet insurance, which means that if the pet gets sick, you can easily pay the bills for medications. The best way is that you go to a vet and then request services. You can also take advantage of discounts. Today, there are more than 30 pet insurers that you can purchase insurance from.
So these were some tips for you. But at the same time, you must meet all the requirements before taking your pet on a trip. Your pet must be healthy enough to withstand all the stress of travel.
So if you keep these points in mind, your pet is sure to have a great trip.