8:30am - 10:30am
11:00am - 12:30pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 11:00am
By appointment only
Monday, 21 May 2012
What do I need to do enable my pet to travel?
You need to get a pet passport, which requires
3 weeks after your pet has had its rabies vaccination it can re-enter the UK. (You can leave the country immediately after a rabies vaccination if you desire, however we would advise waiting 3-4 weeks to ensure the rabies vaccination has had time to become effective)
Before returning to the UK you must visit a vet to receive treatment for Tapeworm. This must be given by a vet no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before return.
Other considerations whilst abroad
There are many serious tick-bourne diseases commonly found in Europe that are not currently a concern for us in the UK. It is vital that whilst abroad you protect you pet against ticks and check them daily to ensure they are not carrying ticks particularly if you are in forested areas.
We advise using either a SERESTO® collar or ADVANTIX® spot on whilst you are in Europe. These products will both kill ticks and also help repel ticks so that they never become attached to your animal.
Signs of tick-bourne diseases include fever, lethargy, joint pain and seizures
If you are taking your dog to southern Europe, the mediterranean or onto beaches you should be aware of sandflies, these carry a parasite causing a disease called Leishmaniasis. It is best to avoid beaches at dawn and at dusk and to use a SCALIBOR® collar or even better get your dog vaccinated with CANILEISH® which protects your dog for a year.
IF YOUR DOG IS UNWELL ON RETURN FROM TRAVELLING ALWAYS INFORM THE VET THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABROAD