Pet owners contemplating a permanent move abroad should make six key considerations before relocating their furry friends.
Luggage transportation experts from My Baggage have revealed the cost of moving your dogs and cats abroad, along with five other essential considerations responsible pet owners should make.
A spokesperson for My Baggage said: “Whether you’re making a permanent move abroad or you’re planning on exploring another continent and you’d love to take your canine companion along for the ride, taking your pet abroad isn’t always as simple as it sounds."
“Before you even have the documentation you need to take your pet on a plane, for example, you’ll need to pay for health certificates, vaccinations, kennels and a microchip if they don’t already have one.
“And once you’ve ticked all the boxes, jumped through all the hoops and actually got your pet onto different soil, some countries will require quarantining them for a length period of time – sometimes up to six months!”
So if you're planning a trip away with your pet, long or short, this list is essential reading!
Pet owners are being urged to put safety first and plan ahead when travelling with their animals.
The motoring experts at LeaseCar.uk have compiled their advice for travelling with pets, with the top priority being to keep them and other passengers safe.
The experts are urging owners to use suitable restraints including harnesses for dogs, pet guards for larger, active dogs and cages or carriers for smaller animals.
Tim Alcock from LeaseCar.uk said: “These tips have been put together to help make the journey as easy as possible for both your animal and you."
So take a look at this list to make sure you're fully informed on how to keep your pet safe whilst in the car:
The people of Ludham have come together to find a solution to the problem of dog business not being disposed of properly around the village. By releasing stickers for black wheelie bins that indicate dog walkers can put bagged dog leavings in their bin it shows an active effort to clean up the streets, something which others should look into. This is what Ludham council had to say:
"We are proud to announce that the Ludham Community Initiative to help tackle dog poo is launched. If you live on a dog walking route and keep your black bin near the road, you can support us by putting this sticker on your bin... Thanks to all who have made this possible. It has the support of the Parish Council and NNDC. Let's make a difference and make Ludham a welcoming place for all, especially responsible dog owners."
It's a simple idea which includes the whole community and makes a real difference to the village. Hopefully others will follow suit in their own ways...
With summer around the corner and the sun starting to shine it's important to know the signs and precautions you can take to make sure your pooch is comfortable and cool. So here is some handy information from Vetsnow on how you can tell if your dog is showing the signs of heat stroke: