If your family loves taking their dog on holiday to the continent with them, you could find it a little more challenging to take your furry friend along if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place next year. The government has been issuing technical notices containing guidance on what would happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Among them is one relating to traveling with animals in the EU. Should the UK leave in March with no deal in place, British pets could come under the “unlisted” third country status. As a result, owners who want to travel with their pooches would need to carry out more paperwork before they could cross the Channel. The main change is the need to prove that a dog’s rabies vaccination has been effective. That would mean carrying out a blood test at least 30 days after the vaccination, and no fewer than three months before the date of travel. However, the BBC reported that the UK is pushing to become a “listed” third country under the pet travel scheme, which would eliminate the need for these extra checks. If you’ve got a trip planned with your pooch before the March deadline, as long as their passport is in order you’re good to go. Insurer More Than has put together a host of advice if you’re travelling to Europe with your pooch. It recommends speaking to your vet about any additional precautions you should take depending on the destination you’re travelling to. Making sure your pup also has access to water while you’re travelling is a must. If you’re driving that’s not such an issue, but it might be more of a challenge if you’re flying. You might also want to stock up on your pooch’s favourite organic dog treats to take with you to give them some home comforts while you’re on the road.