Travelling with your Pet

Animal Health Certificates

Many people want to take their pets with them on holiday and we can advise on getting them an Animal Health Certificate
For guidance, it is good to visit Taking your pet dog, cat or ferret abroad: Overview – GOV.UK (

It is imperative that you abide by the rules to allow you to bring your pet back into the UK on your return from Europe without them going into lengthy quarantine.

Your pet will need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies at least three weeks before the Certificate is valid. It must also be wormed 24 to 72 hours before return to the UK. Go to the website for full details. Apart from rabies, your pet is at risk of other disease while abroad including Leishmaniasis, which is transmitted by sand flies to dogs. Heartworm, as the name suggests, is a parasitic worm which lives in the heart of the animal while babesiosis, ehrlichiosis are both tick-borne diseases.

Prevention is always better than cure so please talk to us here at Ashlands if you are going abroad and we will advise on the best course of action.