VACATION WITH MY PET

Holiday approaches and many of you are planning on traveling with your pet. In this article we want to send a series of essential steps you need to consider before embarking on the trip.

  1. Microchip Homologated

For travel to any EU country, your pet must be properly identified with a microchip approved. Because this chip is approved must comply with ISO 11784 or ISO11785. This standard is used to standardize and regulate the pet identification technique for Radio Frequency (RF) at an international level.

Before traveling we need to go to the veterinary clinic to pass the reader and make sure that it can be detected and read correctly.

If your dog carries a tattoo will only be valid if it was made before July 3, 2011. Otherwise, it must be identified with the microchip.

  1. European Passport

As with people, pet passports are non-transferable and are of vital importance, since the data they provide, especially medical, are of great relevance to the authorities that can request it when you are outside the country.

Therefore, if you have to go to any country in the Union, you need to go to your trusted veterinarian to get your passport and prior review.

Veterinarians are responsible for issuing pet passports and prices may vary depending on the center where you visit.

  1. Veterinary Certificate of Health

As indicated by the Official College of Veterinarians of Barcelona on its website, it is necessary to travel outside the European Union, that a veterinary clinician, certify that the animal does not present symptoms of infectious and contagious diseases, who is vaccinated with rage and in conditions of travel and any other point required by the country of destination. Usually valid for a maximum of 10 days depending on the destination country.

VERY IMPORTANT: ALWAYS CONSULT THE WEBSITE OF THE COUNTRY CONSULATE OR EMBASSY WHERE YOU CAN GO TO HOLIDAYS AND ASSAVENT YOU BETWEEN ALL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PETS.

  1. Rabies Vaccination

In Catalonia we know that it is not a mandatory vaccine, but if we want to travel to Europe, we must put it. We must keep in mind that the rabies vaccine can not be put for the first time the day before leaving. Rabies vaccines must have a 21 day incubation period. Therefore, remember to prepare your trip in time.

  • If you have a puppy, it must be at least 12 weeks old to put the rabies vaccine and wait 21 days to travel outside Spain. This date may not be earlier than the date of introduction of microchip reading or date listed in section III of the passport.
  • In dogs that are adults and have never been vaccinated with rabies, 21 days after vaccination inoculation should also be expected to be able to travel.
  • In the case of pets annually vaccinated with rage within established margins, they should not wait for 21 days.
  • A revaccination will be considered the first vaccination if it has not been performed during the period of validity of the previous vaccination.

 

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