newbie in need of advice !!!

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  1. ginam.

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    Hi Everyone, my name is Gina I am married to Steve and we have recently gone back to a motorhome after having a few caravans !! and we love it !! we travel all over the UK but we are off to France and Spain next week with our dog Stanley for the very first time. Has anyone got any help/advice about driving through France and also about travelling with a dog. I have read so much stuff my head is in a spin about sand fly, heart worm etc. which could kill my dog if I don't protect him !! Thank You. Gina, Steve and Stanley.
     
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    We've taken dogs for years. Ignore scare stories. Just believe your vet. They know a thing or two :)
     
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    You will need vaccination and pet passport from vets and they will advise on protection for other risks. I use Advocate which is a spot on the neck treatment and this cover most of the nasties. Worm treatment needed on return journey
    Happy travels
     
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    Get a Scalibor collar as well, that will give your dog greater protection. We have been taking dogs to Spain since the passport scheme was introduced and we have never had a problem.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. I have his passport and his vacs are up to date. Have just spoken to the Vets they say he will need a sand fly protection collar and a worming tablet and that's it :D I am more worried about getting him home though, will the Vet over there issue me with a re-entry certificate as well as giving him his tape worm tablet ?? and does anyone know anything about a export health certificate ?? or am I just reading too much into it:rolleyes::eek:
     
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    Thanks wigster :D
     
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    You'll have your dog back home don't you worry ! Do you really think they're going to keep on French soil A BRITISH brexit dog?:p You'll be fine!
    As for sand flies, I have seen that word a few times , thinking they were just flies, and had to look in google translation then in wiki to know about them. I'm 57 (in a few days lol!) and have spent my 3 first years in Algeria (where they are in number says wiki) and then all in France, spending all my hols at the beach , and I can assure you, I (and the doggies I've had in the past)never crossed path with any sand fly. I would have known it as allergic to such bites ! In any case this sort of insect lives where it's hot, and it's not that hot now. It's gone down a bit!

    Edit @movan .... Joy ,shall I tell her about the snakes and all the charming little beasts we've got here, or do you think she's had enough for a first time?
     
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    :eek: SNAKES !!! If me dog doesn't come back then I don't :D see how the French like that :giggle: I'll send Steve back by plane and just park up somewhere nice.

    Gina, Steve and Stanley.
     
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    @ginam LOL! Don't worry Gina, snakes are scared of us humans and dogs just the same.
    Plus it is not anymore adder season.
    I understand it scares you, but it's only in very precise places. There's no risk in towns or campsites.... and if any it will just be grass snakes.

     
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    Gina, every year, millions of people move their dogs between the UK and mainland Europe and back again without issue. You've done your homework and you have this one in the bag. Stop panicking about this one and start panicking about something else instead. :)

    Happy travels.
     
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    Thanks Jackie, I am more worried about the dog than the fact that we have NO idea where we are going till we get there :LOL: we will start off from Calais and just see what happens (y)

    Gina, Steve and Stanley.
     
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    Be careful if you let him swim in some lakes by the Alps. Some have crocs in which were released by idiot owners.
     
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    :HelloThere: & :welcomesign: From Devon
    Also off to France /Spain next week but Plymouth/Roscoff route. So may pass /meet somewhere along the way of the Costa's, have fun
     
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    Whats the name of that place in France with the low bridge / bridges that i have seen a few Motorhomes get stuck / destroyed under due to height restrictions ??
    Gina i'm sure someone will know its name ,
     
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