THREE quarters of British pet owners have no idea that their furry friends could lose their European passport in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, a study has found.

Currently, EU nationals can travel freely with their cat, dog or ferret, if it has a European pet passport – but leaving the EU without a deal is 'likely' to lead to the UK getting unlisted 'third country' status, meaning that pet passports issued in the UK would become invalid for travel to the EU.

Commissioned by, the research of 2000 pet owners found half of those whose animal had an EU passport will holiday in the UK more regularly if their pet is no longer able to travel overseas.