rabies update

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  1. pepper386

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    Hi Guys and girls - we are off to France mid November and need to make sure the dog is ok - getting conflicting info from Vet and Defra - can anyone help me - many thanks Helen x:Wink:
     
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    changes to rules at the beginning of the year, dogs need to be microchipped and need a rabies jab, and pet passport from the vet with the date injection given etc - they no longer do the blood test so once the dog has had the jab you are now free to travel from 1 month later, (before this year you had to wait for bloodtest results and six months after the positive blood test result for the dog to travel)
    I assume you keep the normal yearly injections up to date, i also have the kennel cough injection done for my dogs - as it is a nasty virus and its not only dogs in kennels that have it.
     
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    We have just had Toby's passport renewed for another 2 years, Rabies injection cost £33 and passport stamped for 2 more years.:thumb:
     
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    same here

    We had the existing passport renewed by the vet for another 2 years.

    But you can now just go to the vet with a 3 week window before you go.. they just give the rabies jab no need for it to be sent off.

    Our vet in France is now down to €22 in Amiens including all the jabs (even for Ezzie).

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    As it is the first time you are thinking of taking your dog to europe i will give a couple of other bits of info not so important in wintertime but if you should go over during late spring/summer with the dog you should know of these things.
    1. Processional caterpillars,- do not let your dog free to sniff in woodland if there are pine trees as the hairs from this caterpillar can quickly kill a dog if it sniffs them up into his system - they are also not good for humans and can cause a very bad rash that lasts quite some time and is very uncomfortable.They are in most Mediterranean countries
    http://www.lost-in-france.com/living-in-france/pets/805-processionary-caterpillars
    2. Sandfly - These flies live in sandy soil and can infect a dog with a nasty illness that you dont see untill way too late and it can kill, You need a scalibor collar from the vets which will help protect your dog, the flies tend to bite/feed during the hours of dusk before it goes dark.
    http://www.future-of-vaccination.co.uk/canine-leishmaniasis-disease.asp

    Dogs can happily travel with you in europe as long as you are aware of these things.
     
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    we use a sandfly collar from the vets

    If we head South ..even in France we always get a sand fly collar from the vets for Ezzie.. safer than sorry.

    Bob
     
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    Now these are either very very big Sand flies or the collar is a very very tight fit on Ezzie.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    last time my dog had rabies jab i was told it lasts three years now . actually started in 2007 i just looked at her passport.
    you have to be careful in france near pine trees as well. something effects dogs . might be the caterpillars as said . i dont go there anyway . but remember it from somewhere .
    heart worm is one to watch in spain but hopefully the worm tablets injections or what ever will stop them .
     
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    I know you asked about rabies but don't forget you need a vet administered tapeworm treatment recorded in the pet passport within 24 and 120 hours of your return to UK.
     
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    The vet we used ar Bernkastel Kues a couple of weeks ago was lovely, no appointment required and only €8 :) As for the rabies jab, I like the fact Izzy had a blood test to confirm it had worked, the rules are too lax now. SOME rabies vaccinations last two years, some three, check the passport to make sure! Jane :)
     

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