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Homing a stray in the UK

Post by Ian Sharp on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:58 pm

We think we may have found a home for Charlie,the pup who adopted us a month ago,the only problem is that it is in the UK.We can take him in April,I know the new rules it's just that the possible new owners want to know the cost of the rabies jabs and the cost of the passport,tapeworm treatment.Can anybody help with the info?
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Re: Homing a stray in the UK

Post by Cave Bunny on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:44 pm

Good job Ian!

The cost is the same as it is for Spain, except legally they do not need the standard vaccinations, just two rabies (Spanish requirement), microchip, passport. Plus the addition of the tapeworm treatment 24-120hours prior to arriving.

These are the costs for it to be done at Antonio's (up towards the market, old pink orchid)

Microchip and 1st rabies, and passport - 51euros

One month later - 2nd rabies jab - 16euros.

The 2nd jab is Spanish law. The dog can travel 21 days after this.

1-5 days prior to scheduled arrival in the UK, tapeworm treatment - I do not know what the cost of consultation is, or the weight of Charlie, but the tablets are 2,80e per 10kilos.

You must also ensure that the microchip is inserted prior to the rabies vac being done. Officials can get pernickity.

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Re: Homing a stray in the UK

Post by clifford on Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:20 pm

I always use a vet called Angel, in Cullar. If you leave Cullar at the roundabout end, heading towards Baza. Just as you are about to go over the little bridge, there is on the turning left, which leads down past some wooden Chalet type houses to a large cortijo at the end, where his practice is. He only works Saturdays on dogs etc as during the week is working with farm animals, no appointment is needed. He is open from 9 til 2pm. He is cheaper than the vets in Baza and less of a journey as well. I've got a number if you are interested, he doesn't speak English though, but does speak slowly, and takes all the time you need.
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Re: Homing a stray in the UK

Post by gilly on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:20 pm

Remember that the passport or rather the acompanying card can take up to three months to come through ..... not sure whether you need the card to travel I am sure someone on the forum will know. Also the dog has to have a blood test a month after 2nd rabies .... again I am not sure whether this has to be done for traveling as the rules have now changed.
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Re: Homing a stray in the UK

Post by medianige on Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:55 am

I have just done this with my dog. Cave Bunny is right.

1 Chip the dog
2 One rabies vaccination
3 You get the passport.

21 days later, the dog can enter the UK if a vet then administers a worm treatment between 24 and 120 hours (1-5 days) before the dog comes in. Not sure about the Spanish 2-jabs, but then I'm in the UK. NO BLOOD TEST REQUIRED.

Diglet had his jab yesterday and my vet said he could have had the passport at the same time, but he was so busy I can pick it up on Monday.

He gave me a solid tip: ensure that the worming treatment is entered on the passport VERY CLEARLY, both date and time. There is a well-known scam in Calais, especially, where the French port inspection of the documents will result in you being told that the date and time can't be read properly and guess what? They know a vet round the corner you can visit for 40€ to get it cleared up.

His advice is to get a printed document showing the worming as well as getting the vet to write out the date in full rather than 2/4/12 etc.
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Re: Homing a stray in the UK

Post by Cave Bunny on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:26 am

The one rabies vaccination that Medianige mentions is for UK only. Spain does require 2 vaccinations given a month apart when it is done FOR THE FIRST TIME. Thereafter it is renewed yearly with one injection.

Spanish law requires the rabies jab to be repeated every year. UK law requires it to be renewed (should your pet be travelling) every two years.

Spanish 2-jabs is because Spain administers the rabies vaccination in two parts, whereas UK is a 1 part vaccine.

The big deal about the new law is that now there is no blood test required to enter to UK, just a 21 day wait after the final jab. cheers

The European passport is what is required for travel and is given on the first visit - it has all the details of chip number, vaccinations and tapeworm treatment so it is very important in this process. The plastic card is for local ID (ie Andalucia) only.



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