The pet is 4 years old and was given a primary vaccination for rabies at 3 months of age and was microchipped at the same time. The pet has received 2 rabies vaccinations (1 primary + 1 3-yr booster) and has rabies certificates for each. The pet is set to travel to the EU in 15 days, however, the “booster” vaccination is set to expire in 10 days.
EU/UK Rabies Rules:
- The pet does meet this rule: Primary rabies must be given to the pet after or on the same date as the microchip implant (or the date of the microchip scan).
- The pet does meet this rule: Pet must not travel until 21 days have passed following the primary rabies vaccination.
- The pet does NOT meet this rule: Pet must be able to prove that it has not had a lapse between vaccinations
Since the “Booster” will expire before the travel date, the pet will need to be “Boostered” prior to travel.
What to do:
Administer a booster vaccination to the pet and include both the previous rabies vaccination and the new booster vaccination information on the health certificate.
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