pets abroad

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  1. tinkerbell

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    Hi anyone out there who can help me.

    We have a dog which has a partially docked tail, we are wanting to take her abroad with us but am at a loss as to what countries we are not allowed in, and which ones we can take her to with us. We want to go the Switzerland, maybe spain, germany, italy, luxembourg and definitely france

    Also worried about various diseases she could pick up.

    Has anyone out there got any good advice please

    :Sad::Sad::Sad:
     
  2. autoswan

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    All the info you need can be found at most vets or on line at gov.uk.
     
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    we're taking our dog abroad for the first time this year, we've used this website for research.

    I still think we'll do a tick treatment as well before we go as I hate these little critters!!

    https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

    Still a bit nervous though but everybody has said it's straight forward :thumb:
     
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    make sure u have the pet passport and had all its jabs including rabies and away u go np with a dog in all the countries u mentioned just remember to get a collor Scalibor is the name of it and when returning mim 24hrs up to 5 days for the vet visit before u can return :Smile:
     
  5. Phill D

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    look up the defra web site for full and accurate info. but in brief you can visit any EU state no probs. you will need the pet passport and i would advise you take a small pet first aid kit, made up by yourself containing;
    tick treatment, worm treatment, tick removal tool, antiseptic. and a few bits and pieces in case of a cut or minor injury.

    I would recommend tick treatment before you go and if you are going to Spain or very soyh of France consider a Scalibor collar for sand flies ( no they are not beach flies , just called sand flies ). Also if you plan a lot of walking in Austria and switzeland, poss norther Italy look up Tick borne encephalitis, it will at least make you aware.

    we take ours every year and keeping control of ticks on the dog in wooded / long grass areas is a must, but simple task.
     
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    Also the last rabies vaccination must not have been more than 12 months before. Andorra too. Spain as per manufacturers recommendation.....and so on. Interesting website, you just have to work your way through it country by country :-/ Jane
     
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    Yes! This is REALLY IMPORTANT.

    Don't leave it until the last day as they won't let you back in. We nearly fell foul of that when we first took our dog.
     
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    I think it was on this forum that someone had compiled a map of vets that people had experience of for the journey back :Smile:
     
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    Not aware either, I suppose it's to keep out dogs 'modified' for fighting. Your is partially docked, not quite sure what that means, an accident perhaps, in which case you could claim it was an injury not actual 'docking'
     
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    Something has been lost in translation. These restriction apply to animals being imported.
     
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    We treat our dog with 'Advocate' monthly for fleas and worms, with 'Advantix' also monthly (but 2 weeks after the Advocate) for ticks etc, and she is also wormed regularly. Expensive, around £20 a month but keeps her free of everything. Just wish there was something similar for humans as I usually get severely bitten :Sad:

    Advocate for Dogs will kill fleas, kill flea larvae, prevent heartworms, controls intestinal worms, controls intestinal worm larvae, controls demodectic mange, controls sarcoptic mange, controls ear mites and controls lice.

    K9 Advantix is an easy to apply, once-a-month topical treatment to protect your dogs and puppies from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Within three to five minutes, K9 Advantix prevents biting fleas as well as kills and repels ticks and mosquitoes. One of the active ingredients in K9 Advantix, Imidacloprid, kills 98-100 percent of fleas within a period of 12 hours. K9 Advantix is still very effective after bathing or swimming without greatly hindering the treatment's effectiveness.
     
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    This is correct, for holidaying dogs it's not an issue.

    We have successfully imported docked and non docked into CH without any issues. To be honest unless you declare your dog at the border and why would you, they will not know you have him/her on board (you are not obliged to declare). We pass through the borders on a monthly basis with ours and have never been asked in 10yrs although we have CH plates on but with UK plates you'll be pretty safe.
     
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    .....and when you have been to the vets for your return double check that the vet has stamped/signed the passport. We had this problem once, discovered at check in, but fortunately arrived at le Havre early enough to get to a vet in the town to do it for us!!!
     
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    Yep had to ask ours 3 times the other week, he said he'd done it but after I left I realised he hadn't:Doh: so had to go back the next day.....
     
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    No apologies for exhuming this old thread as our new pooch is being treated for ear mites with Advocate*. I was somewhat alarmed to read the main active ingredient is Imidacloprid.

    For those who haven't heard of this it is the somewhat controversial pesticide now banned in the EU as a seed dressing because of its suspected toxic effect on bees.

    I doubt they would be allowed to use it on humans! Fine for pets apparently. Essentially, we have applied a systemic pesticide to his skin which then makes him fatal to any critter which tries to eat bits of him. :xblink:

    *plus a couple of other things.
     
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    I may be wrong......But, I have a feeling that the Scalibor collar you can buy in UK is not the same as the one in Spain so, if going to Spain, perhaps buy there.

    I have a Spanish dog and only buy ours there because of all the nasties that are special to Spain.

    As I say, I stand to be corrected.:xsmile:
     
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    We have only visited France with ours and Belgium /Germany when lost on the border!!!. Just stick to the rules its dead easy and don't panic there are loads of people with dogs in the countries you are going to visit who live there quite happily but I would take a different worm tablet if heading to southern France or lower. Our vet said the normal one we use was ok but not licenced for that use.
     
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    no one has ever looked at the dog except at calais tunnel terminal on the ferries they have handed us the scanner
     
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