Bringing a dog into the UK from Southern Ireland

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  1. landscaper

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    Please help us out with some conflicting advice. Been to the vet today and asked "Do we have to get worming treatment before we bring our dog back into the UK (Wales) from Southern Ireland?). Vet replies "Yes you need to see a vet for worming treatment before coming back on the ferry". Have just looked at the Goverment UK site and under Section 6 Tapework Treatment for Dogs - it says that you don't need to get tapeworm treatment if you are coming into the UK from Ireland - confusing or what!!!!!
     
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    I would go with the government site but yes conflicting info not good.
     
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    You don't need to worry about the worming or tick treatments, you only need worming doing if you are coming back from mainland Europe.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pet_passport_needed_for_ireland

    Your vet needs to be 'educated' as to the correct information - it looks like he/she is confusing Ireland with mainland Europe - no doubt you'll be able to 'teach' him/her!
     
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    Maybe take a copy of the gov website in case of query at the border?
     
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    We've been to Ireland 3 times now with the dogs and the ferry companies do not carry out ANY checks whatsoever as they do not have to - they don't ask to see Passports etc ... they don't even ask if we have dogs.
     
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    A bit like saying you can transport a dog from Belgium without any paperwork but from Holland it needs a passport and vaccines..

    IRELAND is IRELAND....be it north or south.....and all 'belonged' to the UK in the past.
    As Northern Ireland is still in the UK they can't insist on anything.
    If it were the case anyone living on the Scottish islands would also need dog passports and vaccinations to come to the mainland
     
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    I may be mistaken but I see nothing relating to Ireland in your link.
    Northern ireland is part of the UK, Eire is independant except there are no fenced borders to keep disease under control thus no passport or vaccine requirements.
    As I said previously, if it were the case everyone living on Anglesea, Linisfarn, the Scottish islands and the Isle of Man would also need pet passports and vaccines to come to the mainland
     
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    I brought the wife over, didn't need to worm her, she just needed a good combing, and a tickle behind the ear. (y)
     
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    Section 6 of the gov.uk document I gave a link to-
    "You don’t need to treat your dog for tapeworm if you’re coming directly to the UK from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway."
     
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    Now I wish all women were as easy as that to please Tootles, life would be so much simpler. I've always known that I'm in dodgy territory when my wife says FINE!!!!! :whistle:
     
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    There are no doggie lanes to go to at the ports.
     
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    I didn't think there were any border* controls at which to present your documentation anyway between the north and south.

    Yet! :)

    *Might be different for Border Collies and Border Terriers!
     
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