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A passport for your pet

Many people want to take their pets with them on holiday and here at Clifton Lodge we can advise on getting a Passport. Our team at Hartlepool regularly advise on travelling with your pet.

For guidance, it is good to visit https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/pet-passport as it is the client’s responsibility to check the specific country requirements prior to taking a pet abroad.

It is important that you abide by the rules to allow you to bring your pet back into the UK on your return from Europe without them going into lengthy quarantine.


Your pet will need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies three weeks before the Passport is valid. It must also be wormed 24 to 120 hours before return to the UK. Go to the website for full details.

Apart from rabies, your pet is at risk of other disease while abroad including Leishmaniosis, which is transmitted by sand flies to dogs. Heartworm, as the name suggests, is a parasitic worm which lives in the heart of the animal while babesiosis, erlichiosis are both tick-borne diseases.

Prevention is always better than cure so please talk to us here at Clifton Lodge if you are going abroad and we will advise on the best course of action.