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Cat/Kitten Pet Passports

If you are planning to take your cat/kitten with you abroad in the neat future you will need to plan a few weeks ahead.
They will need a pet passport which your vet can issue:

Make an appointment with your vet several weeks before you are due to travel to give plenty of time for your pet passport to become valid.  You will need to take all your cat/kittens details with you, and your details as their owner, so that they can be added to the pet passport.

You vet will give your cat/kitten a health check and microchip your cat/kitten if they don't already have one.  These details will be added to your pet passport.

Your vet will then take the vaccination details from your vaccination card and enter these on your pet passport - some countries insist on these details on your pet passport and not on a separate vaccination card.

Your cat/kitten will then receive a rabies vaccination which will be recorded on their pet passport. Its worth mentioning at this time that a kitten cannot receive a rabies vaccine unless they are at least 12 weeks old - and yes, a day does make a difference - red tape and all that!
Cat/kittens are not allowed to LEAVE the UK until 21 days have elapsed after having the Rabies Vaccine.

Please note that DOGS have slight differences to CAT requirements so if you are taking a dog abroad check with your vet regarding the tapeworm requirements for their pet passport and other vaccine requirements to protect your dog whilst abroad depending on which country you are visiting.



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