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Vaccinations

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Vaccinations

Post Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:10 pm

Hello everyone, as usual we have left everything till the last minute and do not have time for our final rabies and Hep. B jabs, does anyone know if there is a private clinic around Veliko Turnovo that we could have the final shots at?
Thanks for the help, Lisa

 

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Re: Vaccinations

Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:38 pm

I would just like to talk with you about the practicalities of taking dogs to and fro.

We think when we start to spend more time in Bulgaria it will be a 7/5 month stints. I am so looking forward to taking our Sally as she LOVES swimming. But what do we need to do at each end of the trip?

I saw there were threads about permanent settlement with dogs and cats but i haven't seen anything about temporary visits.

I know this doesn't answer your question - sorry - i hope you get an answer

Gill

 

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Re: Vaccinations

Post Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:16 am

Hi Kavarna 2, we dont know how its going to go with the dogs, we are taking a ferry from Italy to Greece , then driving to Veliko Turnovo area where we have a house that we will be working on.We will be there for a few months at least, then who knows.If we can help we would be very happy to, feel free to email us thebrucesucks @ hotmail.com
Good luck, everyone has been very helpful on this site, so hopefully you will get all your questions answered

 

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Re: Vaccinations

Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:33 am

we are driving back this week with our dog. If you have a British pet passport, it lasts for 3 years but you need to have the rabies booster each year. this gets stamped in the passport - we got ours done over here in bulgaria. You need to get a tick and flea treatment done, but it must be done 24 - 48 hours before getting on the ferry. A friend who recently did the trip went to a special compound in Calais where she was directed to a vets to get the treatment and told to return to the port 24 hours later, where she had no problems at all with her 3 dogs.

If you have a Bulgarian pet passport - you need to have a special bit of paper from somewhere (the vet will get it for you) which goes with the passport.

We also got the dog checked out today so the vet stamped his passport saying he is fit to travel.

I'll let you know if we have problems!

 

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Re: Vaccinations

Post Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:40 am

We did it! We found a vet in Germany who charged us 117 euro to do the tick treatment which is basically like Stronghold. They also insisted england require an injection for worms and other such things. I thought this would save the wait at Calais, but we still got there 12 hours too early and had to wait.

There are signs everywhere saying you must declare the pets, and they did check the passport and timing so there is no way you will get through earlier than the 24 hours.

Eurotunnel have a dedicated pet control area where they have a space to let the dog run. It's open 24 hours. They check the microchip, check the passport and make the booking for you if you don't already have one. The ticket I got to hang in the window had a doggy paw so when customs questioned the dog - they did open the car, they saw we had gone through the special centre and so waved us through.

I didn't realise the dog only ever needs the blood test done once. The expiry date under the rabies is when the next booster is due. So our first jab covered three years, we didn't need to do boosters yearly. They said the bulgarian pet passport will be treated exactly the same as any other european country and no extra bits of paper will be needed.

All in all - no trouble.

 

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Re: Vaccinations

Post Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:00 pm

Thanks a lot Pip

Its great to hear from someone who has completed the trip. Why did you have to go to Germany to get the tick and flea thing? Was it because of the time to travel back to the uk by car?

When we do our to-ing and fro-ing i think we might have to use flights? Has anyone done it with a dog? I wonder how expensive it is to take dogs - presumably the cheap flight people don't do pet travel.

Thanks for your respones it is appreciated.

Gill

 

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