The most important aspect of the pet travel is the Pet Travel Scheme or simply known as the PETS. These are the schemes which were launched several years before. The scheme enables you to take your pet anywhere you want. It is a system that allows pets like dogs, cat and many others to travel to different countries. The countries where the pets can be taken come under the qualified EU countries like UK, Canada and Mexico.
The Pet Travel Scheme was launched by UK DEFRA so that the pets can travel to different parts of the country. So before taking your pet for a travel scheme you have to fulfill 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 has no identification proof then it has to come along with the scanned photograph attached to its crate.
2. Rabies Vaccination And Certificates
All the pets must have a certificate stating the microchip number and the validity of the certificate that is up to what time is the certificate valid. Some of them have the validity of two years while some have the validity of only one year.
3. FAVN Tests
The FAVN test or particularly known as Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization Blood test is done to check whether the vaccination has provide proper amount of antibodies or not. Then they are also approved by the Government as well.
To get the test done you need to send the sample and then you will get the report from the Kansas State University Lab.
What Else To Know
As only a few countries are allowed to entertain the pets therefore it is necessary to check before going to that place.
Before visiting you also have to get a pet insurance which means that if the pet gets ill then you can pay the bills of medicines easily. The best way is that you go to a veterinarian and then apply for services. You can also avail for discounts. Today there are more than 30 pet insurers through whom you can the insurance done.
So these were some tips for you. But at the same time you have to take care of all the requirements before taking your pet to travel. Your pet must be healthy enough so that it can bear all the stress while traveling.
So if you keep these points in mind your pet will surely have a nice journey.