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Aug 15, 2021
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Hello, I am hoping you might be able to help with some suggestions. We are planning to go away at the end of March to northern France / Belgium for a couple of days via the Eurotunnel. It’s not the first time taking the motorhome to Europe, but it is the first time taking our dog with us. As we don‘t intend to be away for very long (4nights max) we are looking to stay/visit near interesting dog walking areas within 100 miles 150 miles of the Eurotunnel terminal.

We are also looking for a vet recommendation on the French side for our return and because we haven’t done this before would you suggest pre-booking or is this typically a walk-in service?

Thank you in advance…
 
Nov 4, 2011
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If you only going for 4 days you would have to get vet sorted more or less straight away.
 
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It's possible to have the Tapeworm Treatment before you go away if you're only going for a few days.

The Treatment has to be done between 24 hours and 120 hours (5 days) of your arrival time back in the UK.

This is very specific and must be adhered to.

If you only go over, for example, at a weekend you probably won't find a European Vet open during that time space and then possibly it might be easier to get your own Vet to give the tablet and complete the AHC form before you leave.

But it must be less than 120 hours - any more and you'll have to pay to have the treatment done again before being allowed to return to the UK.

It will cost you quite a lot to take the dog.

Eurotunnel £22 each way, Tapeworm treatment in the UK or France could be around £30 - £40 and the AHC would be a minimum of £100 but often much higher.

This is my Map of Recommended Vets for the Tapeworm Treatment on your journey -

 
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many thanks for your responses.

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Four days doesn't allow you to do much I'm afraid, but what we have done a few times is go over and stay at gravelines aire ,only twenty minutes from the the tunnel and you are set up, you can also have your tables and chairs out, good walks around a substantial park, walks to the sea and along, free buses to Calais and Dunkirk and other seaside places between, short trip to ipers and other world war places.
 
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It's possible to have the Tapeworm Treatment before you go away if you're only going for a few days.

The Treatment has to be done between 24 hours and 120 hours (5 days) of your arrival time back in the UK.

This is very specific and must be adhered to.

If you only go over, for example, at a weekend you probably won't find a European Vet open during that time space and then possibly it might be easier to get your own Vet to give the tablet and complete the AHC form before you leave.

But it must be less than 120 hours - any more and you'll have to pay to have the treatment done again before being allowed to return to the UK.

It will cost you quite a lot to take the dog.

Eurotunnel £22 each way, Tapeworm treatment in the UK or France could be around £30 - £40 and the AHC would be a minimum of £100 but often much higher.

This is my Map of Recommended Vets for the Tapeworm Treatment on your journey -

Thank you for the info and the link to the map. It’s a won
It's possible to have the Tapeworm Treatment before you go away if you're only going for a few days.

The Treatment has to be done between 24 hours and 120 hours (5 days) of your arrival time back in the UK.

This is very specific and must be adhered to.

If you only go over, for example, at a weekend you probably won't find a European Vet open during that time space and then possibly it might be easier to get your own Vet to give the tablet and complete the AHC form before you leave.

But it must be less than 120 hours - any more and you'll have to pay to have the treatment done again before being allowed to return to the UK.

It will cost you quite a lot to take the dog.

Eurotunnel £22 each way, Tapeworm treatment in the UK or France could be around £30 - £40 and the AHC would be a minimum of £100 but often much higher.

This is my Map of Recommended Vets for the Tapeworm Treatment on your journey -

Hi Keith,, thank you very much for this invaluable information information. Unfortunately, due to stop offs we’re just outside the timescale to get her wormed before we go. Regarding vets on the EU side, is it preferable to book these appointments or is it easier just to turn up and get it done on arrival?
 
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Hi Tykel

Have you got your Animal health check done here in the UK , it has to be done
Thanks Fidget. I have everything in order i.e. AHC and Rabies jab etc. I was just looking for information for the return worming treatment. Thank you

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We always just walk in with a view to an appointment or having it done there and then.

If you are only 4 days away, drop in a vet by Calais and book, or have it done there and then.

Last time we had to come back in 3 hours so just went shopping and waited.
 
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We often stay at the municipal site in Montreuil sur Mer (which is not on the sea as name suggests!) just before returning to the UK and use the vet in town. Usually we phone vets a day or two before and book for the time we want. The town is very pretty and the walk around the ramparts is great for us and the dog. Some nice restaurants and bars. This site is near places like Le Touquet, Valery sur Somme and it’s possible to spend a few days happily in this area and less than an hour’s drive from the tunnel.
I think it’s always worth phoning the vet at least a day before you want it. We have dropped in and been able to get seen but also been told no appointments till the next day.
 

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We often stay at the municipal site in Montreuil sur Mer (which is not on the sea as name suggests!) just before returning to the UK and use the vet in town. Usually we phone vets a day or two before and book for the time we want. The town is very pretty and the walk around the ramparts is great for us and the dog. Some nice restaurants and bars. This site is near places like Le Touquet, Valery sur Somme and it’s possible to spend a few days happily in this area and less than an hour’s drive from the tunnel.
I think it’s always worth phoning the vet at least a day before you want it. We have dropped in and been able to get seen but also been told no appointments till the next day.
Hi Which site is this please. Couldnt see a municipal site on S 4 S

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Hi Which site is this please. Couldnt see a municipal site on S 4 S
We used this vet for rabies for eu passport but it wasn’t cheap for worming, we stayed on the free Aire just s as round the corner from vet
 
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Take a few gerry cans (20L) of fuel, might be useful ;) you could always ell on what you don't use.
 

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The campsite is called Fontaines des Clercs. We too have stayed on the aire but prefer the site if staying for a few nights - it’s very pretty, under the ramparts and by a river.
 

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