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Post by Sanlarge on Wed Dec 27 2017, 17:24

Can anybody give advice on travelling to France with our 14 month old blue staffy. Confusing info on internet, doesn't match advice off vet. Rabies vaccination going out, worming to get back in to U.K.? Many thanks.

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Re: Overseas travel

Post by LizP on Wed Dec 27 2017, 17:37

This is what you need to follow:

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

If your dog a registered staffie?


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Post by Sanlarge on Wed Dec 27 2017, 18:16

Buster is KC registered yes. Our vet tells us rabies vaccination needed to leave UK & only worming whilst in France to get back in U.K.
I have looked at your link previously & it says rabies leaving & returning to U.K.

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Post by LizP on Wed Dec 27 2017, 18:57

The rabies jab in the UK is usually valid for 3 years, so you get it done at least 21 days before you leave the UK and it'll cover you when you come back (unless you're going for 3 years!). Confirm the validity with your vet but that's how long ours are valid for.

Do make sure every last detail is correct. Check the chip number is right in Buster's passport and make sure you get the tapeworm treatment within the 24-120 hour window and check the French vet has filled in the passport correctly. The people at the terminal are very nice but strict, if the paperwork's not right, your dog doesn't travel. It seems that almost every time we cross there's someone who's not checked and is having a problem. One guy even turned up with nothing done at all and got most upset! If it's right, it's very easy.

Staffies are specifically excluded from the dangerous dogs law in France but it's not a silly precaution to take Buster's KC documentation with you. We've never had a problem but it's peace of mind to know you can prove it if anyone does stop you.

I don't know how you were planning on travelling but I'd vote Eurotunnel every time. It's much, much nicer for the dog as you're in the car with him and their setup is fantastic, with little exercise areas including an agility course.


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Post by Sanlarge on Wed Dec 27 2017, 19:23

Many thanks you've been very helpful. Will definitely look at Euro tunnel rather than ferry.

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Re: Overseas travel

Post by Sanlarge on Tue Jan 16 2018, 19:40

Any advice on skin allergy problems? Our 15 month old blue staffie has started itching his ears making the outer skin sore. We've been to the vets & paid out £107 for tablets & drops. If these don't improve his condition allergy testing which costs £500. Yes we are insured but feeling dismayed that he may need treatment long term.

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Post by -Ian- on Tue Jan 16 2018, 22:08

Wow... £500 seems steep, I'm sure it didn't cost us that when Flo was allergy tested!!

I assume the vet has checked for ear infections hence the drops, that's the most common reason for scratching there.

You could try Piriton tabs but I would seek advice or wait until the drops have had a chance to work first


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Re: Overseas travel

Post by Sanlarge on Wed Jan 17 2018, 12:15

Many thanks

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Post by gillybrent on Wed Jan 17 2018, 17:40

Sanlarge wrote:Any advice on skin allergy problems? Our 15 month old blue staffie has started itching his ears making the outer skin sore.  We've been to the vets & paid out £107 for tablets & drops. If these don't improve his condition allergy testing which costs £500. Yes we are insured but feeling dismayed that he may need treatment long term.

This, unfortunately, is a common problem with blue Staffords, although I'm not saying without doubt that this is the problem - Colour Dilution Alopecia. Does your dog have two 'blue' parents?

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