Does anyone have contact email or tel numbers for vets between Koblenz,Germany and Zeebrugge.
We need to coordinate Zeena the dog's tick injction on the return journey with leaving Zeebrugge and arriving in Hull which takes 13hours so timing is crucial.
Since we need to allow for the ferry journey it has to be either a maximum of 35 hours or a minimum of 11 hours before sailing and we don't particularly want to be waiting around in Zeebrugge although P& O state that 3 hours pre departure is the absolute minimum time we need to be there.
A vet has told me that injections at the Port are much more expensive.
Does anyone know the up to date cost ?
I've heard it should be around 30Euros to 50 Euros.
I presume she will neeed to receive the tick injection on a weekday since I suspect the Vets may close at the weekend so this also restricts our sailing times if anyone knows otherwise please let me know.
I'd appreciate any information.
I know most people travelling with dog/s returning to the UK know the requirements re Tick Injection but here they are anyway.
"For each and every trip overseas and BEFORE the dog re-enters the UK, it must be treated against ticks and tapeworm. The dog must be treated against ticks and tapeworm not less than 24 hours and not more than 48 hours before re-entry into the UK. The vet who completes this simple procedure will “stamp” the passport and give the necessary paperwork to you to be presented to the travel operator. This process MUST be completed as described. Failure to comply with this regulation will involve your dog being placed into quarantine upon arrival into the UK".
Message posted by Jimmy H on 09 November 2008 at 3:06pm - IP Logged
We've used Uwe Linzer, Bismarckstr 6, 56058 Koblenz Tel: 0261 36201 a few times, it's easy to park and he charges about €50, you may need a sat nav to find it though.
We now use a vet in Munich - Monica Koller, Buschingstr 4, 81677 Munchen Tel 089 91077728.
Incidentally there are two treatments, one for fleas and ticks which is usually the 'ExSpot' liquid applied to the back of the neck and a tablet for the Echinococcus (tape worm), maybe this can be given in injection form but not in our experience.
The only paperwork you need is the Pet Passport which is date and time signed and stamped in two places for the two treatments.
Hope this helps.
Message posted by nuffstrong on 09 November 2008 at 3:57pm - IP Logged
Thanks Jim that's exactly what I need as we're staying in Koblenz.If we arrange it for the afternoon before we sail which is 19.00hrs the times should fit.
I've got Das Telefonbuch online but don't want a Harley Street type Vet with hidden extras.
Message posted by Angela T-A (Agni Animal Welfare Fund) on 09 November 2008 at 7:34pm - IP Logged
You do realise that when they say not less than 24 hours (you have the reatment and then wait 24 hours before entering the Uk) that the 24 hours wait doesnt include the ferry journey, the 24 hours has to have passed before you can check in.
That is the situation on the crossing we use Bologne - Dover and they are very strict about it. They would not let us check in until the 24 hours had passed.
Message posted by nuffstrong on 09 November 2008 at 8:16pm - IP Logged
I am afraid you can not go on the ferry until 24 hrs after the worm and tick treatment as Angela T/A has said. We used a vet in Switzerland when catching the ferry from Zeebrugge to Scotland and the times worked out well.On an other trip we used a vet in Brugge but then had to spend the night in a hotel to allow for the 24 hrs.An other tip is to know exactly the position of you dogs chip on his body. We saw a very panick stricken couple at the port who could not find the chip with the scanning wand, both the couple and the dog were getting very stressed. We did not see them again on the ferry so can only presume they were not allowed on.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 09 November 2008 at 11:12pm - IP Logged
Many chips get lost so after you take an animal 1000 miles to the ferry they then dont get let in. Because of this we have bought a scanner so we can check the chip before you set off. Just ask us and we will check it out. I believe that many people try to bring in an animal to UK with a passport from another animal so no chip found.
Message posted by nuffstrong on 09 November 2008 at 11:52pm - IP Logged
Heathermac and Angela TA, Thanks for the heads up on this. The actual wording on the P&O website is somewhat ambiguous ie "24 to 48 hours before returning to the UK" etc. The word "returning" implies actually setting foot in the UK.
I would like to think that as I looked into it more I would have checked the exact Defra wording which differs.
When you arrive at the check-in point, if less than 24 hours has passed since the treatment, you will have to wait until the full 24 hours have passed before you can check in with your pet. If the treatment was done more than 48 hours before you check in, you will have to have your pet treated again, have the treatment recorded in the relevant document or get another official certificate, and wait at least 24 hours before checking in.
Graham, good idea re the scanner although quite expensive for a one off trip at £75 to £100.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 10 November 2008 at 7:31am - IP Logged
You are right Nuffstrong DEFRA are very vague about it because when we made our first trip with an animal I too thought that the ferry journey would be included because that is how you interpret it.
Maybe an email to DEFRA is needed here to clarify it - I wonder how many other people make this mistake??
However, it may be because on the crossing we take from Bologne -Dover everything is done on the French side. Passport control and customs checks are all done before bording the boat. When we land we do not pass through any controls whatsoever, do not show pasports again or anything. UK immigration are actually on the French side.
This maybe why DEFRA's wording is incorrect as it is not under their control as to how UK immigration choose to operate.
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