If you intend to apply for an EU pet passport you will need to have your pet microchipped for identification. However it is a good idea to do this for all animals - as it means they can be identified very easily if they go missing or are stolen. In April 2016 it became a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped and registered with an authorised database like Petlog. Often in the case of valuable animals, such as pedigree breeds, it can help to deter would-be thieves.
The PETS scheme means that pet owners can now take their pets on holiday with them when they travel on certain routes to certain countries.
Obtaining an EU pet passport involves your pet undergoing vaccinations, as well as microchipping and parasite control. We can take care of all this and issue the pet passport, as well as check your pet after you return. Please allow plenty of time before you travel to organise a passport.
Please visit the Defra website for further information on the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS).