london-relocation-pets-travelFinding pet friendly property in London is going to be one of the biggest aspects of relocating to London with pets in 2015. It’s so big, in fact, that we have a specialized pet-friendly flat finding service that caters to our furry clients and their humans! It’s not that it’s particularly difficult to find  pet friendly rentals in London, but finding them from among the thousands of properties each listed separately by estate agents can be a nightmare…

Relocating to London with Pets in 2015 – Pet Passports and Planning

The first thing you need to do to ensure a successful pet relocation to London is to take your pet to the vet to get microchipped. The identifying microchip is an integrated circuit placed under the pet’s skin. It need to meet the International Standard Organization criterion and meet the 11784 specifications or annex A of ISO standards 11 785. The vet need to make sure that the microchip is readable, and every pet has an identification number. It is very important because if the pet microchip fails, your precious pets will not be allowed to travel.

Before Your Pets Travel to London You Must Vaccinate

Your pets need to be vaccinated against rabies. It is a disease that causes inflammation of the brain. The vaccination needs to be done after the pet has been microchipped, but before vaccinating your pet, make sure that the vet reads the microchip number and records it in your pet vaccination record. You also need to make sure that all the information concerning your pet is recorded, such as the date of birth, the date when the microchip was implanted and the location of the microchip, the date of vaccination, the vaccine product name, the batch number, and the date the booster vaccination is due.

A wait of 21 days from the date of the first rabies vaccination is required before travelling to the UK with pets. However, if the pet required more than one vaccination, the 21 days are counted from the date of the final vaccination.

After vaccinating your pet, a booster vaccination will be required regularly, the date will be written by the vet in the vaccination record.

petPassport-london-relocationGet the EU Pet Passport for Pet Travel into the UK

The passport is issued by the Local Veterinary Inspector. Your vet or your local Animal Health Office will be able to tell you where to find one. Do not forget to take your dog with you, with its vaccination record and the blood test results if it is applicable.

The EU pet passport is accepted by all European Union countries. It should include your pet microchip number, the date the microchip was implanted and the record of the rabies vaccination. Bringing your pets with you to London is only possible if you have a pet passport. If you don’t have a pet passport, or your documentation is incorrect, you may run the very real risk of having your pets quarantined for up to six months.

Our pet relocation and pet-friendly flat finding services guarantee placement. We have all of London’s properties, from ALL London estate agents for you to choose from. It makes the challenge and stress of relocating to London with pets so much less if you know you’re going to find the perfect home that you and your pets will love.

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