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Many people who rent long term on the Costa del Sol chose to take their cats and dogs with them, especially now that it has become easier than ever to do so with the new pet passport.
Moving can be a little stressful for animals, the journey can be tiring and there are many changes to experience which may leave them feeling a little under the weather.
It is a good idea to make yourself aware of the services available which will help to look after your furry friends, should they encounter any problems while in their new home town.
Registering your pet with a veterinary surgery here in Spain is a simple process and most speak good English. You can pop along to your local practice and register on the spot providing that you bring documentation such as a pet passport and up to date vaccination log. If you do not have these, the process may take a little longer.
You will usually be required to book a quick check up to make sure that your pet is fit and healthy and not in any distress from the move to their new home.
The micro chip service offered in Spain is the same as within the UK. This is an important process when moving; it only costs a small amount and can prevent your pet from becoming lost, should they decide to go off on an unexpected adventure. Most surgeries will offer advice on insurance, grooming and boarding kennels within the area, along with guidance on how to help your pet adjust to its new surroundings.
Many surgeries provide 24 hour and emergency appointments; however there are some which have restricted hours. You should check with your local practice to avoid panic in the case of an emergency.
Details of English speaking vets can be found within one of the many free English language publications.
If you are looking for long term property rentals in Spain, please view our available properties online or contact us on UK 0208 123 58 53, Spain +34 952 83 95 95.