You must get your dog, cat or ferret vaccinated against rabies before it can travel. Your vet needs proof that your pet’s at least 12 weeks old before vaccinating them.
If you’re taking your pet to the EU or Northern Ireland, you must wait 21 days after the primary vaccination before you travel.
You must get your pet microchipped before, or at the same time as, their rabies vaccination. If you do not, they’ll need to be vaccinated again.
It is recommended that 30 days following the rabies vaccination, that a blood test is taken and sent to a government approve laboratory to test that your pet has adequate immunity to rabies. If the test reveals that following the initial injection your pet still has low immunity, then a second rabies vaccination will be necessary followed by a further blood test. This can be a lengthy process, so ensure you allow enough time before you travel.
Please note that it is the owners responsibility to ensure that all paperwork is complete and accurate prior to travel.
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