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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Congrats on the new addition!

You should probably figure on at least ca. CHF 100 for the rabies vac and consultation; the vet will likely want to do a general introductory check-up.

Also, your vet will need to do the ANIS registration to change the microchip details from the breeder's/previous owner's to yours; some charge for that, some don't.

Ask the vet's office when you book the appointment - most will happily give you a cost estimate upfront.

Wishing you and your new doglet all the very best.

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Just to know,
got a dog today that has all the shots but rabies. Even tho they told us he was up to date on everything. What is the cost of the rabies shot?
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Thanks much, will be doing that asap!
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

In response to Bigblue2...

We've just adopted two dogs. Yesterday they had their rabies jab (Valid for three years). However, the vaccine batch info on the sticker that is placed in the pet passport has an expiry date of Jan 2011. I called Defra this morning to check that the vaccine is/would still be valid for the next 3 years. They said yes. They referred to the expiry date on the batch as simply the last date the vaccine should be administered in to the dog.
So you should be ok.

The order is:
Rabies jab, 1 month later you need a blood test, then after 6 months (if all clear), your dog can travel to the UK. (Then you need to make sure you have the booster jabs before the three years is up, that's if you have the three year vaccine). Total time lapse from first rabies jab. to travel to the uk is 7 months.

As far as I'm aware the dog can travel to other European countries after the 1 month blood test.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Erm...

Just a couple of clarifications:

While it is generally recommended that one wait between the vaccination and the blood draw for titer testing, there is no requirement that one do so - only the order is specified.

(Note: there is an exception to the order specification applying to France, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Poland.)

The recommendation of waiting 2 to 4 weeks after vaccination is to allow time for rabies antibodies to develop, giving you a better chance of obtaining the required level (0.5 IU for dogs, btw.)

However, if your pet has been regularly vaccinated, you probably don't need to wait that 2-4 weeks, as it is likely that your pet already has antibody levels well in excess of the UK PETS requirement. For instance, one of my oldies who had been vaccinated annually tested at 14!

Another example: A friend whose dog had been regularly vaccinated for years needed to shorten the UK PETS schedule as much as possible, so she had her dog vac'd (and time stamped) and then did the blood test (time stamped) the same day - while not recommended, she still met the PETS qualifications, as the order was correct.

Of course, waiting between the vac and blood test as you have outlined is the more prudent course.

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Also, while there is a waiting period (21 days IIRC) after the initial vaccination, most mainland EU countries do not require a blood test. One should always research the specific requirements of the individual countries to which one is planning to travel.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

It seems that in rest of Europe the rabies vaccination is valid for 1 year. Here it is 3 years.
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It seems that in rest of Europe the rabies vaccination is valid for 1 year. Here it is 3 years.
I checked with my vet when I had my dog revaccinated for rabies last month and was told that all of europe has the vaccine valid for 3 years, but he wasn't sure about the UK.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Am at the vets wiv my pooch here in the UK tomorrow. He's having his blood test . So I will check how long to make sure.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

UK is 1 year.
If you want to travel back to the UK you need to get muttely vaccinated every year against rabies.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

I'm copying a post by Nicky from the other rabies thread:

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I agree with eng_ch if your latest vaccine lasts 3 years then it is 3 years. Originally the vaccines were yearly and yes you needed to keep them up to date yearly however the last vaccine my dog had 2 years ago was one that lasts 3 years and therefore to enter back into the UK she is OK as long as the 3 yeas hasn't passed and she hasn't missed her booster

This was confirmed by my vet here and by Defro over the phone just 2 weeks ago
UK is NOT 1 year. In fact, I just rang them again TODAY - if the vaccine is a 3 year vaccine, revaccination is due in 3 years. The key date is the date for revaccination entered in the pet passport i.e. by your vet
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I'm copying a post by Nicky from the other rabies thread:

UK is NOT 1 year. In fact, I just rang them again TODAY - if the vaccine is a 3 year vaccine, revaccination is due in 3 years. The key date is the date for revaccination entered in the pet passport i.e. by your vet

http://www.ovg.co.uk/petpassports.html

The rabies vaccination will last for 3 years if given in the UK. So, if the last rabies vaccination was on 15th January 2007 the booster is due on or before 15th January 2010.... Although this interval is correct for the UK data sheet the same vaccine on the continent has only a one year booster interval.

This is my understanding and why we have been told to vaccinate our dog yearly.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

How hard is this

The vaccine had a 1 year validity, which was extended to 3, so eng ch is correct on current status. So depending when the vacc' was administered (and signed/dated by the vet) the date the booster is due would be clearly marked in the passport. I would struggle to see how any dogs would still have a jab only valid for a year now, as that change was more than 2 years ago, regardless the time limit change would not affect the date of expiry in your dogs passport.

People seem to be confusing the issue here, the pasport is the document issued by an accredited vet, so check the dates and vaccinate accordingly.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

I have a questions,

coming from the US to Switzerland with pets for the first time, is a pet passport needed? seems like something you can only get while in europe.. I have all the vaccines, usda stamps, certificates done etc..
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I have a questions,

coming from the US to Switzerland with pets for the first time, is a pet passport needed? seems like something you can only get while in europe.. I have all the vaccines, usda stamps, certificates done etc..

found info on the swiss vet site, but no mention of a needed pet passport.

http://www.bvet.admin.ch/themen/0161...x.html?lang=en
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I have a questions,

coming from the US to Switzerland with pets for the first time, is a pet passport needed? seems like something you can only get while in europe.. I have all the vaccines, usda stamps, certificates done etc..
Hopefully somone else who more recently imported their pets will respond, but when we came over in 2008 a passport not needed to come from the US as they don't exist there. In fact, they didn't even review the paperwork from the vet, they just charged me 80chfs per dog.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Since the new rules have come in,
does anyone travel to the uk with their dog with a 3 year rabies vaccine. do you booster every year or just every 3 years?
Dont want to second guess my vet but would appreciate personal perspective positive experiences to put my mind at rest.
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Since the new rules have come in,
does anyone travel to the uk with their dog with a 3 year rabies vaccine. do you booster every year or just every 3 years?
Dont want to second guess my vet but would appreciate personal perspective positive experiences to put my mind at rest.
Thanks C
Every 3 years is fine (from personal experience).
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Agreed. So long as the rabies jab is valid beyond your trip it's fine.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

Apparently you don't even need the blood test now, as long as they were vaccinated in an EU or affiliated country! Haven't made the trip with the youngster yet but I just hope that bit is true!

Still need the vet to administer the worming medication although from what I understand, that is it.
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Re: Pet Passport - Rabies Vaccination Rules

You haven't needed the blood test since 2012.

Window for worming is 24-120 hours (1-5 days) before crossing
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