Taking your pet on a holiday OUTSIDE the Netherlands
If you are planning on taking your pet (dog/cat) with you to a foreign country outside of the Netherlands there are some things you have to take care of. For every country there are specific rules and regulations, you have to check these on the website of the LICG ( Europe/outside of Europe =link) , or contact the embassy of the specific country.
The standard rules:
- Registered microchip
- A valid Rabies vaccination given a minimum of 21 days before travel
- European pet passport
- A health certificate signed by an official veterinarian in the Pet passport.
If your pet can come with you, try to bring some familiar objects. An example for dogs could be their water/food bowl and a blanked.
Does your pet have a specific disease/diet don’t forget to bring a medical history from your veterinarian, you can ask us to print this out for you. If anything happens during your travels, you have all the information with you for the treating veterinarian.
Parasites and diseases in/from abroad.
In many foreign countries there are different types of diseases that are transmitted by parasites or insect. On the general information page you can read more about the different parasites applicable.
- Ticks ( Babesia, Ehrlicha and Lyme disease)
Our veterinary nurses can also assist you over the phone or at our front desk, to advise you in the optimal protection of your pet, against parasites that are endemic in the area that you are traveling to.