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Pet Advice

All our best advice

  • Microchipping
  • Pet travel

Microchipping

Don’t lose your pet!

If your pet goes missing, it can mean days or weeks of worry for all involved, and some animals are never found. As a result, Oakfield is now advising all cat and dog owners to consider pet microchipping – a simple and effective means of identifying your pet wherever it goes.

The process is both quick and painless, involving the simple insertion of a tiny microchip into loose skin at the back of the animal’s neck.

The microchip contains a unique code, so when your cat or dog is found, a special scanner can be used to detect the microchip and read the code. These details are then fed into a computer and reveal address and contact information which ensures that your pet can be quickly returned to you.

For full details or to arrange an appointment, contact us today.

Pet travel

Travelling with pets rules changed on 1 January 2012 when the UK brought its procedures into line with the European Union. From this date all pets can enter or re-enter the UK from any country in the world without quarantine provided they meet the rules of the scheme, which will be different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from.

Travelling with pets, is your pet prepared?

Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK: This page explains what you and your vet have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into the UK.

Pet passport and other documents: What pet owners need to do – How to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into or back into the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme.

Countries and territories: The rules for dogs, cats and ferrets entering the UK will depend on which country or territory you are travelling from.

Taking your pet or other animals abroad?

Guidance on importing and exporting live animals or animal products.

To find out more detail, please go to the website for the latest and comprehensive details on the rules for pet travel into the UK.

Pet Travel Scheme helpline
pettravel@apha.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0370 241 1710