Tips before taking your pet abroad

Six top tips you should consider when taking your pet abroad

1) Ensure your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date before you book  - don't leave it until the last minute.
2) If your pet has a long journey ahead give your pet a light meal before it goes  at least two hours before the journey  and remember to pack small snacks for them .
3) Pets are susceptible to diet changes so take adequate supplies of their normal food.
4) Be aware there are more biting insects abroad than we have in the UK. Ask your vet how you can take preventative steps for your pet in advance.

The Season for Harvest mites

  • Harvest mites or 'Trombiculodis' is a small orange mite, these look like simple orange pollen powder on your pet that is more common around late summer particularly in the region of Southern Spain.
  • It is easily spotted as tiny orange dots/ powder on your pets skin
  • It can cause intensely itchy reactions on your pet, and is often found in small crevices, such as between the toes or in the folds of the ears.
  • It can possibly be treated by using topical sprays bought from the vets
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