Pet passports and rabies vaccines.
As most UK/Irish people know by now,we're supposed to have pet passports for travel between the UK and Ireland.
The dept of Agriculture states that:
From the 1st January 2012 the requirement is that all pets travelling from the UK to Ireland should be microchipped and accompanied by a pet passport.
As both Ireland and the UK have had no indigenous rabies for many decades, compliance checks on pets travelling between the two countries will not be applied. Pet owners travelling with their pets should therefore not experience any change on the ground from the 1st January
However, some exhibitors who travelled to the Uk from Ireland for POTY and a recent Ch show,have been stopped and asked to produce their pet passports.They were allowed to travel because the scheme was so new.
So I have applied for pet passports for my two.
My vet strongly advised giving the rabies vaccine,although I declined for the moment.
If anyone plans to travel to the UK or Europe later in the year,it's best to have the passport.It doesn't cost anything,just whatever your vet charges for filling out the form and checking the microchip.
Shop around for the rabies vaccine,people are stating that they've been charged anything between €40 and €70.
Sharing my sofa with Holly, Ivy,Lilly and Hazy.. and never forgetting our beautiful Daisy who reached the bridge too soon.