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Old 06.08.2009, 17:55
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Re: Rabies vaccine

We've just imported our 2 dogs from the uk. They arrived yesterday. If your animals are to go over the borders, out of Switzerland, say if you go on holiday, then your animals will need the rabies vacc to be up to date. My uk vet told me that we musn't let this lapse even by one day, because then you'll have to go through the whole rigmorole of vaccine + blood test once again. However, if you remember to do the booster before the 3 years is up then no blood test is required.

I got varying advice regarding importing/exporting pets. The official line is that if they fly directly into Switzerland they do not need anything as Switzerland is Rabies free. However, I was then told that no customs vet would allow a dog out of the airport without full load of vaccinations.

The best advice I got was from B-vet on Melancollie's recommendations. They reply promptly to all your questions and in English. They are very very clear.

The English (Defra) however, is another matter; tardy replies and then the most I got out of them was "we don't know"!!!

Good luck. My boys are now happy to be here.

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