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    EURO Passport For Pets

    flowericongreyTraveling with pets: pet passport now obligatory

    New EU-wide legislation introducing a pet passport will be fully applicable from 1 October 2004. The passport will allow pets and their owners to travel more easily within the European Union. The owners of all cats, dogs and ferrets need it when traveling to another Member State. It will provide proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. This is the sole requirement for pets to travel to all Member States except Ireland, Malta, Sweden and the United Kingdom (where stricter criteria apply) and it replaces 25 national documents. The passport can also contain details of other vaccinations, including those not required by law, as well as information on the animal’s medical history. The passport will allow pet owners to travel without inquiring about the rules in the EU country of their destination.

    Read More: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/04/1155&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

    petpassPassports for Pets was formed in 1994 to press for change in the UK’s outdated system which imposed quarantine on all pet dogs and cats entering the country. Our argument was based on scientific evidence – the modern rabies vaccine had made reform possible, and in February 2000 the first correctly prepared pet dogs and cats entered the UK from Western Europe without having to spend 6 months in quarantine. We continued campaigning for the inclusion of the US and Canada and in 2002 they were admitted. Many more countries have now been accepted into the scheme. We continue to have regular contact with DEFRA and much interest the publication of their Review of Rabies Policy.

    • What is Passports for Pets? 1994 - 2007 Achievements & Goals
    • Current advice on taking your Pet into and out of the UK
    • We still need your help
    • The Eurostar campaign NEW
    • DEFRA'S Review NEW
    • Vets in Europe
    • Language help with Vets in Europe  
    • Quarantine Kennels Advice
    • Pet foster families in France - the quarantine alternative
    • Press coverage of the 28th Feb 2000: The first crossings
    • Press coverage of the inclusion of Canada & USA 22nd Nov
    • Passports for Pets - Members Reflections
    • Passports for Pets in Action - How we changed the Law

    Find Out All About it: www.defra.gov.uk

    flowericongrey PET PASSPORTS

    Pet Immigration Forms, Import Applications and entry instructions for most countries
    Bi-Lingual EU form 998 and entry instructions for all EU countries.
    Forms are sent first class mail. If you want them sent to you by Email, after ordering send an email to Jerry@pettravel.com

    flowericongrey To purchase Pet Passports and Immigration Forms

    Classy Pet Travel Store
    P.O. Box 1225
    Borrego Springs, CA 92004
    877-241-0184 | FAX 877-540-6743

    Read More: http://www.pettravelstore.com/

    Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Austria - Austria requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel. Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Denmark - Denmark requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.

    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate.

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    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 England - England requires that your pet be microchipped and undergo a blood titer test. They also require that it be treated for Echinococcus and for ticks and tapeworms.

    There are several stages to the PETS process and entry into the UK; each one must be completed in the correct order otherwise the results become invalid and the process must be repeated.

    A vet will organize all of the paperwork and ensure the correct procedure is followed.

    Each cat or dog must be:

    • Identified with a microchip.
    • Vaccinated against rabies.
    • Blood-tested for rabies antibody titer levels.
    • Issued with an official PETS certificate.
    • Treated against ticks and tapeworm then issued with an official certificate.

    Any vet may perform some stages of the process, but only a government-authorized veterinarian (Local Veterinary Inspector) can verify that these procedures have been carried out correctly, and issue the official PETS certificate to the owner. The vet will let you know if they have an LVI to issue the passport or where the nearest one is.

    The rabies vaccination (including boosters), blood-sampling, issuing the PETS certificate, the tick and tapeworm treatment and the issuing of the official certificate of treatment must all be carried out in the British Isles, the Republic of Ireland or a qualifying country. Microchipping can be done in any country.

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Estonia - Estonia requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.

    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Finland - Finland requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.

    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 France - France requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.

    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate.

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Germany- Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate.

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Ireland - Ireland requires that your pet be microchipped and undergo a blood titer test. They also require that it be treated for Echinococcus and for ticks and tapeworms.

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Italy - Italy requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.
    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Latvia - Latvia requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel. Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate.

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Netherlands - The Netherlands require that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.

    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - Norway - Norway requires that your pet be microchipped and undergo a blood titer test. They also require that it be treated for Echinococcus and for ticks and tapeworms

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Poland - Poland requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel.

    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate.

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Portugal - Portugal requires that your pet be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to travel. br>
    Your veterinarian must then complete the proper EU veterinary certificate and attach the rabies certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - Russia - The Russian Federation requires two original copies of a Veterinary Certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - Switzerland - Switzerland requires a Veterinary Certificate

    flowericongrey Immigration Form - EU Form 998 Sweden - Sweden requires that your pet be microchipped and undergo a blood titer test. They also require that it be treated for Echinococcus and for ticks and tapeworm.

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    flowericongrey Quarantine

    Quarantine was introduced in 1901 following a rabies outbreak that killed 173 people. It was also to help prevent the spread of disease and parasites found on the continent that had not yet reached the UK. Due to its long incubation period, it is rabies that dictates the need for the full six months quarantine.

    There are many disadvantages for pets to quarantine:

    Cost - housing a pet for six months in secure quarantine boarding is very expensive.

    Distress of the pet - animals used to living in a family environment will find it very difficult to adapt to spending such a long time in kennels. Dogs that are used to an active lifestyle may get bored and have a change in temperament, becoming depressed and withdrawn.

    Distress of the owner - leaving a much-loved pet behind in kennels can be heart breaking. Quarantine kennels may be situated away from home so visiting the pet regularly can be difficult.

    Older pets - although being in quarantine may not necessarily exacerbate health problems, animals are still likely to become ill just as any other pet is. Many owners worry that their pet's last few months will be spent in quarantine.

    Safety - although staff take all precautions possible, it does mean that they are looking after animals that may be at risk of having contracted the disease.

    flowericongrey Ferries

    Brittany Ferries - PETS Travel Scheme

    Pets travelling on the Pets Passport can now be booked online for journeys on all Brittany Ferries routes. It is not possible to book animals that are not covered by the Pets Travel Scheme online. In order to do so, please call our Reservations Team on  08709 076 103

    Read More: http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=982

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