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How to Travel to Europe With Your Pet After Brexit

There is currently a lot of debate and uncertainty surrounding what will happen to pet travel after Brexit. Like many other matters what will happen after the current transition period ends on 31 December 2020 is unknown. Despite this, here at Kensington Veterinary Care, we are committed to keeping you and your pet as up to date as possible with the latest news surrounding pet travel and Brexit. The good news is that for the remainder of 2020, nothing has changed. As long as Covid-19 restrictions allow, you are free to travel to and from Europe with your pet – providing your pet has a valid pet passport. However, what will happen to your pet passport after Brexit? Well, just like our own, they may be changing. There are currently 3 possible outcomes and the results will depend on if the UK becomes: A Part 1 Listed CountryA Part 2 Listed CountyAn Unlisted Country Part 1 Listed Country Becoming a Part 1 Listed Country is arguably the best outcome in regard to travelling with your pet to Europe. Whilst you may still need to reapply for a pet passport, your pet’s new passport will still come under the PETS travel scheme. In other words, travelling with your pet will remain the same as it currently does. To qualify for a pet passport, your pet has to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. Rabies vaccination can be administered to your dog, cat or ferret from 12 weeks of age. The passport will be valid 3 weeks from the date of vaccination. Once you’ve qualified, you are free to travel to and from Europe with your pet as much as you like. Part 2 Listed Country If

Your pet’s teeth are as important as yours!

Brushing your dog’s or cat’s teeth isn’t just about fresh breath. It’s an essential part of good oral care, and good oral care is important to your pet’s overall health. The good news for your pets is they are not as prone to cavities as human beings, however they can still develop problems like tartar and plaque buildup and gingivitis. These seemingly cosmetic problems can lead to life-threatening infections and systemic disease including heart, liver, and kidney conditions. FREE DENTAL CHECK UP AT KENSINGTON VETERINARY CARE