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Travel with Dogs

Join us for another Tuesday Talk this time as we talk all about Travel with Dogs with Nikki from the amazing "The Daily Cavalier" aka "Coco and Juno"

If this talk doesn’t have you booking a ferry somewhere exciting with your dogs, nothing will!


Host: Killian
Guest: Nikki (The Daily Cavalier)
More information about "The Daily Cavalier":
Instagram: @thedailycavalier & @cocoandjuno


Rules for traveling with your dog

1. Microchipping

Before anything else, your dog must be microchipped. The microchip should comply with ISO standards (ISO 11784 or ISO 11785) and be readable by a compatible device. This step is crucial as the microchip number will be used in all further documentation.

2. Vaccination

Your dog must be vaccinated against rabies. The vaccination must be done after the microchip is implanted, and the dog must be at least 12 weeks old at the time of vaccination. Post-vaccination, a 21-day waiting period is required before traveling.

3. Pet Passport or Health Certificate

For dogs traveling from EU countries, a valid EU Pet Passport is required. This passport must include details of the microchip, rabies vaccination, and other relevant health information. For dogs traveling from non-EU countries, an official veterinary health certificate issued by an authorized veterinarian within 10 days of travel is needed. 

Dogs traveling to EU countries will need an EU Pet Passport. For non-EU destinations, check the specific country's requirements for veterinary health certificates and other necessary documentation.

4. Tapeworm Treatment

Dogs entering Ireland (except those from Finland, Norway, or Malta) must be treated for tapeworm (Echinococcus multilocularis) by a veterinarian. This treatment should be administered 24-120 hours before entry and recorded in the pet passport or health certificate.

If traveling abroad the destination country requires tapeworm treatment, ensure it is administered and recorded in the pet passport or health certificate. Different countries have varying requirements, so it's essential to check ahead.

5. Transport Requirements

Traveling pets should be transported by an approved carrier on an authorized route. It's advisable to check with airlines or ferry companies for specific pet travel requirements and restrictions.

6. Compliance with Destination Country’s Rules

Each country has its own regulations for pet entry. Research and comply with the destination country's requirements regarding vaccinations, health checks, and quarantine rules, if any.


Please cross-reference official sources independently before travelling, the above details are subject to change and we may not be aware of changes to provide updates.


General Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

  • Consult Your Vet: Before any international travel, consult your veterinarian to ensure your dog is fit to travel and to discuss any health concerns.
  • Plan Ahead: Start the preparation process well in advance to accommodate any waiting periods and ensure all documentation is in order.
  • Comfort and Safety: Ensure your dog’s travel crate is comfortable, well-ventilated, and meets the transport carrier’s guidelines. Carry familiar items like toys and blankets to reduce stress.
  • Hydration and Food: Keep your dog hydrated and fed, but avoid feeding them right before travel to prevent motion sickness.
  • Exercise: Give your dog plenty of exercise before the journey to help them relax during travel.


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