First time travelling to France with our new pupply

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  1. Elsiepatricia

    Elsiepatricia Funster

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    Hi - this year will be the first time we have travelled with our new 5 month old puppy. She has had her microchip and rabies jabs waiting now for the paperwork to be completed. Our only concern is the vet visit on the way home and the best way of completing this visit. Any assistance gratefully received:Smile:
     
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    I'm sure there will be some suggestions of vets for the journey back. Where are you traveling from when coming back into the UK?
     
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    Hello

    Don't worry about the return vet visit there is a great resource on here with loads of vets listed in France.

    http://goo.gl/maps/dGJM

    We went last year for the first time and had no problem getting our dogs into a vets for the final treatment, it's just a pill.

    If the link doesn't work look up Rory's Dad as it is his creation.
     
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    You must takes your puppy to a vet no more than 5 days before your return to the UK.
    They will read her chip with a scanner, usually give her a brief physical exam and give her a worming tablet which must be eaten in view of the vet.

    We have paid anything from 25-40 euros for this.
    When you arrive at the French port, prior to going through the ticket booth you must go to the designated area for animals where they will also read the chip and examine the pet passport to check the vets entry.
    After that you can proceed as normal for embarkation. This is what we have done for the Tunnel, it may vary for ferries, you must check that out.
     
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    weve never had any problems finding a vet every other village seems to have one we just start looking on the 5th day before we return and stop at the first one we see last one we went to just signed the book and gave us the tick treatment and worming pill didnt even watch if we did it think they are a bit put out we regard their country as being any more dangerous than ours to be honest i agree with them
     
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    Thank you have found the vets list which is very comprehensive. We tend not to have any plans other than a general region we want to explore we thought we might have to get back to Calais to find a vet but realise now the 1 to 5 day rule has been explained and all the information available that it doesnt sound as daunting as we first thought. :Doh:
     
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    Yes, that's what we did, just driving along saw a vets, it was open so we went in and asked if they could see without an appointments. No problem all done, signed and back on the road with in 15 minutes.
     
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    Agree with everything previous posters have said but make sure that you check that ALL the entries are correct in the dogs passport, if anything is missed out then you will not be allowed to board.
    Last year the vet forgot to enter that our dog was "Fit to travel" but luckily we still had a few days left which allowed us to return and the part filled out.( he apologised profusely)
    Btw it was a vet in Aubigny sur Nere that we used a 5 min walk from the free aire in town and only cost us 3.80 Euro's !! cheapest yet !! :BigGrin:
     
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    Vet costs

    And I thought we had done well at €37-50 for three border terriers at La Mailleraye sur Seine.!
    I guess you had to provide the worming tablet for that price?
    What is the name of the vet in Aubigny sur Nere?
    Thanks
     
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