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Banned Breeds of Dogs

The next breeds or their mixes aren’t permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some types of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.

Dogs can only just be looked at for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs which are returning to the UK after being added to the exemption list can enter.

Please note that the ban also applies to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.

When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you definitely must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.

Taking your pet in your flight

Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every area of the world so typically, your pet should manage to travel on a single flight as yourself if this really is what you would like. All of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be considered with this type of pet shipment.

Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot be in two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left looking forward to longer than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing at heart that most airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove extremely tough to transport, especially if you have all your personal luggage to cope with too.

Lastly, you’ll not have any usage of your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport before you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken for their quarantine accommodation.

If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet traveling on a single flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to support this whenever possible.

We are happy to meet up clients that are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We’d require seeing copies all Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to test and check how big is your pet and travel kennel ahead of time, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the afternoon of travel with this type of shipment. The single most common reason for these last minute problems at the airport may be the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with these types of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you’re sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly easy to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.

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Many pets which have previously travelled in to the UK in a particular size kennel might not manage to travel back out in the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and therefore the message here is that if you’re uncertain please say so as we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a good enough fit.

Importing Pets

The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme that allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.

To be able to comply with your rules you should do the following (In Order).
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Check the rules applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk internet site and make your plans accordingly.
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Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
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Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
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For qualifying countries, after an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then travel to the UK.
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When you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
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Between 1 and 5 days ahead of the date of departure your dog (this doesn’t apply to cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
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Please know that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can simply be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions while they arise.

You can find other considerations you will have to take into consideration before bringing your pet back into the U.K. for instance the route that your pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must be an accepted carrier and the nation that you’re flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
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The above information should only be used as helpful tips, while the regulations are constantly changing. The full listing of regulations can be found by using the link below to the DEFRA website.

Pet Shipping Advice

All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. Another veterinary requirements vary immensely between every country, so please check the relevant page on our website or contact us for more in-depth information.

Most owners are very anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and this is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are exactly the same as a human of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel typically occur when the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for instance animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport in a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.

Pets should not travel to arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because for the most part airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it is always far better send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to this so please contact our office to learn more if this is something you require.

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When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you are in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, therefore it is imperative they are quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to make sure that their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to provide them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.

Pets are far more adaptable than they are often given credit for, and with some common-sense precautions regarding changes in climate, natural dangers, standard of veterinary care and relevant laws in your country, there is no reason pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.

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