If you’re moving to London and you know you’re going to be living in London for a few years, then you may be considering bringing your pets with you. There are a number of ways to do this and you local vet will be able to advise you and the health laws surrounding moving to London with your pets. You can get an international pet Passport to ensure that your pets do not spend any longer in quarantine than necessary and your trusty animal friends will soon be enjoying the sights and sounds of living in London with you.
It is important when you are moving to London to establish where you are going to live if you are bringing your pets. There are a number of excellent open areas for pets, but having a massive St. Bernard in a London flat may not be the best idea. You will be finding apartments are smaller than most, so if you cannot be parted from your pooch, then you’ll have to choose an area that has excellent parks for pets and dog walking routes.
The laws surrounding pets in England are enforced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and you’ll have to make sure that you comply with the law regarding feeding and exercising your pet. The biggest complaint of veterinarians is that they are seeing a growing number of cats and dogs that are overweight due to a lack of exercise, so get out there and walk your animals as often as possible, and make sure you watch their diet for the first few months of living here.
You’ll need to register at a vet close to where you live so you can take your pet for regular checkups and discuss any health issues with a local vet. If you’re considering importing or buying an exotic pet, you’ll have to get a special license. Snakes and other reptiles must have a license and if you have a dog as protection on your property, you are required to have a sign on your door warning people that your pet is a guard animal.