Pets & Horses
Welcome to our section on Pets & Horses - essential reading for animal lovers!
In this section we have included information on activities and caring for your Pet in the UK, stables and activities for your horse in the UK.
You will find information about the various rules and laws for bringing different animals to the UK in our Removals section.More Info
If, after reading the information on this site, you still have any specific queries about caring for or moving a pet or an animal, please contact us.
Veterinary bills for your pet can be high, therefore taking out insurance should be seriously considered.
Petplan Insurance is part of the Cornhill Insurance group and provides comprehensive cover at competitive rates for dogs, cats and rabbits.
Petplan Equine, also part of Cornhill Insurance, is the leading supplier of insurance for horses and ponies in the equine insurance market.
Finding a Vet
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the regulatory body for the veterinary profession in the United Kingdom responsible for maintaining standards of professional conduct, registration, education and training of veterinary surgeons in the UK.
Visit their website for advice on choosing a veterinary practice and how to find a vet local to you.
Dog Training Classes
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers was set up in 1995 in order to offer pet owners a guarantee of quality when looking for a training class or a puppy class in their area. You can find local trainers and classes on their website.
Organisations for Dogs
The Kennel Club gives information on most of the essential things a dog owner needs to know. This includes dog shows (including Crufts), training, insurance, health issues and more.
The Dog Scene provides detailed Breed profiles of pedigree dogs in the UK.
Battersea Dogs Home is a charity providing shelter for homeless dogs. If you are looking for a dog and can provide a good home for it Battersea Dogs Home is a good place to start.
Organisations for Cats
Cats Protection is a charity that rescues cats across the UK, if you are looking to re-home a cat this is a good place to start.
International Cat Care is a charity passionate about improving the care for cats worldwide. Their website includes veterinary information for cat owners and details of your nearest cat friendly clinic.
The Governing Body of the Cat Fancy is the feline equivalent of the Kennel Club. Information on most of the essential things a cat owner needs to know including cat shows, insurance, health issues and more can be found on their website.
Care & Protection Organisations
Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) influence covers a whole range of animal protection. Their website has an excellent and comprehensive section devoted to the care of each type of animal.
Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) is Britain's largest veterinary charity and cares for the animals of needy people by providing free veterinary services to their sick and injured pets.
Finding the right, or best, place for stabling your horse in the UK can be a daunting task.
- Is there a stable within a 30 minute drive of your new home?
- Does the one you have your sights on cater for dressage horses?
- Will they accept a stallion?
These are all questions that could be the vital criteria to you in choosing a new home for your horse.
The Relocation Bureau can help you to find exactly the right place, contact us for further information.Enquire
Petplan Equine part of the Cornhill Insurance group is the leading supplier of insurance for horses and ponies in the equine insurance market.
Horsequest also has an open forum section where specific questions can be answered about any general concerns you may have about moving your horse to the UK.
The British Horse Society, which is the largest UK charity for horses and ponies contains very useful information and links.
For a useful Guide to professional health care for your horse visit British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).
There are a number of equine magazines published in the UK which are available from local newsagents, you may find that you will have to order the particular magazine you are interested in as not all newsagents will stock the magazines that are available.
One of the most popular magazines is Horse and Hound. It is published every Thursday and contains interesting articles as well as practical tips. We are always happy to obtain a magazine for a client and forward it on.
There is an established horse fraternity within the UK and there are good contacts for dressage, show-jumping, racing, side-saddle riding and vaulting (as well as all sorts of other elements of horse riding) to be found.
The British Equestrian Federation governs the sport within the UK, for more information and latest equine news visit their website.