Posted by Blogger on Tuesday May 29th, 2012
If you want to move your pets to London it’s now even easier than ever, thanks to the PETS passport that allows for the transport of domestic animals into the UK without the need for lengthy quarantine stays. While it might be easy to arrange to move your pets to London, the question is still going to arise as to how you’re supposed to find pet friendly accommodation. London landlords can be extremely strict when it comes to pets, and the last thing you want to happen is that you’re stranded without a home for you and your pets.
Plan Ahead To Move Your Pets to London
You can get help to move your pets to London from your veterinarian back home, but you’ll definitely need the help of an experienced relocation agent that SPECIALIZES in pet friendly accommodation to arrange for you to view apartments and houses after your arrival. Not all relocation agents have pet friendly accommodation on their books and even they do, many only have one or two. You want to be sure to inform your relocation agent about the type of pets that you’ll be bringing with you as well as the breed. There is a massive difference between a Saint Bernard and a miniature Chow! Some apartments may accept cats and others still will only accept dogs.
Move Pets To London in 2012
When you move your pets to London in 2012, you’ll have to apply for your PETS passport well in advance of your expected date of departure. You should start planning your pet travel at least six months before you leave.
Your pet will be microchipped for identification purposes. Any other means of ID is not acceptable. The microchip is ISO recognized and forms an important part of the PETS process.
Ask your vet for Pet Travel Scheme advice with regards to rabies. All pets must have a certificate stating that the animal is free from rabies and has passed a blood test to this effect. The process takes time, so if you’re relocating with your precious pets, makes sure that you have enough time to get everything done. The FAVN test or Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization Blood test is done to check whether the vaccination has provide proper amount of antibodies or not. To get the test done your vet will take a sample no less than 14 days after vaccination and get a full report which will be attached to your pet passport.
Plan to move your pets to London with as much help as possible. Planning ahead makes for a smooth move!
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