Pets abroad or a staycation?
If you’re taking your pet abroad, think carefully about what it, and you, might be getting up to. Even if you think you’re going to be relaxing in the sun or taking gentle strolls along the beach, you might want to make sure you’re covered for all eventualities.
The benefits of a pet passport is that it’s a one-off cost. On average, it can cost from £200-£300 every holiday to keep your dog at the kennels or with a pet sitter. It’s a good idea to compare your options; see what suits you and your pet best.
“I had to get a pet passport for my cat Angel for a move to Ireland. Initially, I was really worried that it would cost loads and be a lengthy process, but it was so quick and easy. She’s such an old and timid cat, which concerned me, but the vet carried out a full health check and said she should be fine; he had no major concerns. She had her rabies vaccination, got microchipped and we were good to go. She was perfectly calm on the ferry over and slept in the cat box in the car. Now I know the process is so easy, if I had a dog I would be happy to take it on a city break or to visit family instead of putting the dog in kennels; I definitely see the benefits.” – Cat owner, Deirdre Whybrow.
Not all policies cover your pet outside of the UK, so double check the policy to make sure you have the right cover in place before travelling. So why not compare the market for pet insurance and while you’re here, make sure you’re covered too by comparing travel insurance from our trusted suppliers – you’d be barking mad not to.