Ooh it makes me mad - DEFRA and the EU

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  1. Sidney

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    So DEFRA commissioned a risk assessment on changing from the old Pet passport scheme to the accommodate the EU harmonisation.

    and the report was published in November 2010...

    "7.8.2Treatment

    Treatment is using a one-off dose of a suitable anthelmintic, such as praziquantel or episantrel. This drug is proven safe, effective and cheap. There are few if any reports of drug resistance or adverse side effects. However, it is preferable that the drug is administered by a vet as the pet passport can then be countersigned and there is less risk of treatment being unsuccessfully administered"



    But when the legislation was changed to meet EU harmonisation in July 2011 it became...

    "Article 7. 2. The treatment provided for in paragraph 1 shall be administered by a veterinarian"


    I don't know about you but I know when and if my dog has taken a tablet and I hate paying 120 Euros for someone to stamp a piece of paper!!!

    If you can legislate to make it compulsory for a vet to administer a drug surely you can also fix the price of that work?
     
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    I smell a carve up!
     
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    We pay around 26€ at two of our chosen vets. That is for both dogs and not each. We use Forges les Eaux if that side of France or Bergues if that side of France. Both vets charge one fee for both dogs. We have been to others but they charge a lot more. We provide our own Milbemax worming treatment.
     
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    15 euros for two dogs , some one is ripping you off !
     
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    The amount we pay varies but around €10 including the tablet, 1 dog.
    On one occasion we were charged a lot more, around €25 but naturally never visited that vet again.
     
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    It was made mandatory because I suspect they expected too many owners wouldn't bother to treat their dogs. Doesn't apply to Funster dog owners of course but lots of irresponsible dog owners around, ask any sheep farmer.
     
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    Gonna sound a bit Joey Essex here, but is the worming practice to tackle a worm that only exists in Europe, but not the UK then ?
     
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    We have a vet who we love and she has very reasonable charges but she's on Troyes and that's not always on our way back to the UK.

    I have been charged £120 Euros for two dogs by a vet in Honfleur and 84 Euros by another Vannes.

    But if you have you dog chipped, vaccinated against rabies and get the booster every year are you really the type of owner who would... "allow a pet to ingest an infected rodent" and then not take any action? Or would you ensure your dog has a worming tablet when it should have a worming tablet?
     
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    We just stuff the dog in the loo, then let it out after the crossing. If anyone asks, it's a stray you picked up in France/Germany etc. :)
     
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    It's not something found too often in the UK but the last study was in 2010
     
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  12. Sidney

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    Do you mean a stowaway?

    Really?
     
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    Any vet in France is going to be charging arm & a leg money. Just like the cost of any repairs /parts there.
    My nephew had his dog done by my vet last year before driving back. No charge.

    Don't think so. The above OP's post is the treatment required for tapeworm.

    In the UK my dogs had a worming tablet once a year. Here it is required every 3 months & entered into the vets book , signed & stamped. Additionally the Uk only requires rabies booster every 2 years whereas it is legally required yearly here.
     
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    What's a pet passport cost in UK these days ?
     
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    Of coarse!! Look at the facts. Last real case of rabies recorded was from a bat, and hey, bats don't have pet passports. (y) We used to go abroad with the mother in law stuffed into the loo. Wake her up when we drove out of the ferry terminal. Cheap as chips.:)
     
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    Toots never quite sure if your on the wind up,would be handy if you could do that:winky:
     
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    When you say the MIL gets "stuffed in the loo" do you mean in the toilet compartment or have you especially adapted your toilet cassette for people smuggling?
     
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    Is that MILF or MIL
     
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    No. According to my UK vet the tapeworm treatment before returning to the UK is an amendment DEFRA insisted on when the pet passport scheme was introduced. There's no similar requirement anywhere else in Europe and in his opinion no sensible reason for the UK to insist on it.

    Our dogs have tapeworm treatments every three months anyway but even this doesn't make any difference.
     
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    Just booked my pup in for his passport, £76 but other vets were charging £90+
     
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