Pet passport prices.....

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  1. Allanm

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    We have two dogs and travel to France regularly. Now, the pet passport worming pages are full and the dogs need new rabies jabs next month. We are going to France this week.
    So, we rang our vets for prices.
    Rabies jab at our vet is £32 each. New passport is £58 each
    Phew!
    Rang a few more vets and their prices vary wildly.
    Another vet quoted us over £60 just for the vaccine but £33 for the passport.
    So, we rang DEFRA about passport prices. They said they do not have a recommended price for anything, the vet decides how much to charge. They also said you can get the passport from any EU country.
    We have a house in France and are registered with the vet there. Just rang them and they quoted €15 each for a new pet passport!
    So, we are getting the rabies jab here. It lasts for 3 years ( if you have it done in France, it lasts only one year)
    We are getting the new passports in France.
    One thing that concerned me was the fact that the rabies jab will be in the old passport, but worming record will be in the new one, so we rang DEFRA again and they said we just keep the passports together.
    So, if you need a new passport, it's cheaper to get one abroad.
    Our vet in France is in Uzel, Brittany. I can highly recommend them if anyone is travelling through there.
     
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    Our vet charged £46 for the rabies jab and passport combined.
     
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    There is no difference between the rabies vaccine given in the UK & the French or Spanish stuff it is identical. It is probably that France, like, Spain has a legal requirement that animals are vaccinated against rabies yearly.But the actual vaccine used is the same one with a different code on.& it is 18€ rabies here.
    Yes I have to keep my dogs old spanish 'vet ' book with the passport & carry both as all his old ones are in the book.
     
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    That's a good price.
    The vaccines are the same wherever you have it, it's just that mainland Europe has rabies so a yearly jab is required. We were told by our vet in France to have ours done in the UK because it lasts longer.
     
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    My vet told me he would insert extra pages into my dogs passport as he said it was a rip off to have to get a new one. Don't know if this is ok, but he is a reputable vet.
     
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    It's perfectly OK to do that. It's only the tape worming pages that are likely to run out.
     
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    When our Romy's worming pages got full they just used the other pages in the passport instead that aren't used for anything - so long as you can show proof in the passport that the actual treatment has been given there shouldn't be a problem, we only had to get a new passport for her when the rest of it got full, I think it cost us £22 then!
     
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    We were told at the Eurotunnel pet check in that if you put the information about the worming tablets in the wrong section, they may refuse to carry the pet. Bit of a jobsworth attitude I thought, but it was confirmed by DEFRA. You could take the chance, but if they refuse to carry your pet, you could have a lot of bother ( and expense) getting it sorted out.
    Our dogs have just had their new rabies jabs and the old passport updated, we will get the new passports in France for £12 each.
    (Our vet told us the difference between UK and EU vaccines is just the licensing )
     
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    Just starting to think about Passports for our two dogs. So Jane asks our vets and the reply sends me into a flat spin. £45:02 for Rabies and £77:56 for the Passport X 2 :eek: Reading most of the treads on here it seems far to much for the Passport. Rabies not too bad. If you shop around to find it cheaper, do you have to be registered with that vet? For the occational few weeks I will going abroad I may have to ask family to look after them. :(
     
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    Hi @Zigisla , the passport lasts 3 years , just need rabies jab each year, then on top of that you've got to find a vet in France before coming back ( within 5 days of return) more cost !!
     
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    I thought it was the jab that lasted 3 years and the passport only ran out when the pages did. Do I have this wrong. If so, even more reason to leave the dogs behind.
     
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    No you are right. Rabies for UK lasts 3 years & passport only runs out when pages do.
     
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    Our vet insists that the rabies vaccine only lasts two years.

    But there again, he suggested that I might like to pay £325 for unnecessary X-rays a couple of weeks ago.

    Can anyone please point me to evidence that the rabies vaccines can last three years? I would love to shove it up his.........







    Nose!
     
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    German vet in Bernkastel recommended photocopying an empty page and adding it to the others when space runs out, not sure if it's worth the risk though ?
     
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    Phew. Not so bad now. Passport I found out is for the item, registration and vet check. Had a phone around and although mine is with pet health plan discount, it is still reasonable. All around £120 ish for both. As stated earlier prices vary a lot and defra don't know why. Blimey. Mad Choccy boy can stay. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    There are brands of vaccine that only last two years just like there are brands that need a booster after the first 12 months.

    Vanguard and Nobivac are both types that last three years with no booster required.
     
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    Because vets are private businesses and can charge whatever they choose to charge.
     
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    Fair one.
     
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    Don't need a rabies jab every year. Only ever three years.

    As other have said the passport never expires.
     
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    Thank you.

    Both names noted!(y)
     
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