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For most family dogs travelling is an exciting and often enjoyable experience. Dogs like to be included in whatever their family is doing and quickly learn that a car journey often leads to a walk. Unfortunately a few dogs find travelling very stressful because they feel frightened or travel sick. When taking any pet on longer journeys it is important that you are properly prepared.

Dogs from the UK are now permitted to travel abroad and return home without a quarantine period provided strict rules are followed. Dogs travelling abroad require a pet passport and must be vaccinated against rabies. There are a number of other potential problems to consider before taking your pet on holiday with you so always consult your vet for advice before travelling.

Further information

Choosing a boarding kennel

Disease risks when travelling to continental Europe

Leaving your pet behind

Permanent identification of your dog

Pets passports

Travelling with your dog

Taking your pet abroad