taking dog to france

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  1. bob hancox

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    hi we are taking our dog to France he is getting his passport today but what happens when we go to bring him back from France does he have to go to a vet and how do we find a vet
    thanks bob
     
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    You need to find a vet and have the dog examined and wormed between 5 days and 24 hours before returning to the UK. The vet will record this in the passport.

    Finding a vet depends on where you are returning from, some French vets are pricy, for example near Calais. Search on this Forum for suggestions or let us know what terminal you are using.
     
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    we are going to cap d adge and ferry is from Calais
     
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    Has your hound had his rabies jab at least three weeks before you return ?
     
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    That list is great Antonio, thank you.
    Since the window for seeing a vet is now longer and we rarely have a plan when touring, we tend to start looking for a vet 5 days before coming home. Usually no problem to have the treatment there and then. Always good to have a list though.
     
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    It doesn't even cover the ones Funsters have used this year but getting details of recommended and cheap Vets throughout Europe is like getting blood from a stone.

    A few minutes giving useful details would help other Funsters to easily find a Vet.

    How about it?
     
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    So how is the map updated?
     
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    We used a vet in Germany, Polsch, where the Motorhome was built. It is near the Mosel. The vet charged us €5 for the consultation and signature :clap2:. Closer you get to the coast the more expensive it is.
     
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    The map was constructed and is maintained by Keith Chesterfield on the motorhomefacts forum
     
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    The Vet map is such a useful resource that perhaps @Jim should offer him an honorary membership on this forum!
     
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    We need to kidnap him.
     
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    DevonBeekeeper - "So how is the map updated?"

    By people supplying details on any Motorhome forum of the Vets they've used recently.

    Address, price charged, ease of parking a MH, telephone number, opening hours and if English is by spoken by the Vet.
     
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    wow thanks guys for the help
     
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    Many thanks but are you updating it? If not who is Dysoning* up this information?

    *aka Hoovering
     
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    Hi Bob, please remember that after the rabies injection you can take your dog out of the country but if I remember correctly our vet told us that you could not bring him/her back into the UK until a full 6 months after the injection !!
    Then it has to have a boost injection every 3 years ! Check with your vet if this is still the case.
    Think there is somewhere on the forum where vets are listed, depends where you are going, used to have be done 24 hours before your return but, know it is 5 days.
    Make sure that all relevant parts are filled in by the vet as you do not want to arrive at the port/tunnel with the wrong date/time on it.
    last year we arrived at the tunnel 55 mins early and they made us wait until the exact time before they would let us check in. !!
     
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    Your memory is faulty :) but it might have been true when your vet spoke to you. These days you just have to wait 21 days, assuming you are travelling within the EU. The rules are different for the more outlandish countries.
    If the OP wants the full nine yards, read this:
    https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overview
     
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