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Posted by rebeccad-689714 - Created: 9 years ago
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Posted by rebeccad-689714 - 9 years ago

Thank you all for your help my boyfriend and i have been to the vets and have started the process.
So thank you all again

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Posted by suzig123 - 9 years ago

I totally agree, check with your vet first.

You can also Contact the Animal Reception Center in the Uk, or alternatively, visit the DEFRA website http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/index.htm for all the information needed on travelling animals back to the UK.

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Posted by catmeister212 - 9 years ago

my suggestion to anyone wanting to travel with their pet, to get the exact information about vaccinations, tests, pet passports from their vet, rather than rely on everyone else's opinions. We all have a lot of experience but a vet would be one's best bet to get the exact info as it will be them preparing the passport.

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Posted by seebee-678990 - 9 years ago

If you have the blood test done and leave say 3 months after the blood test then the animal has to do only 3 months in quarantine, for you can apply for an early release certificate, the time it leavesquarantine would be 6 months from the blood test date.

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Posted by suzig123 - 9 years ago

The reason why six months? Well because they need to know that the animals vacination is working and that they are clear of Rabies and also in rare cases Rabies virus can take up to 4/5 months to manifest itself in the animal, it can lay dormant in the blood stream.

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Posted by suzig123 - 9 years ago

Any animal entering the UK ( The UK is a Rabies free Island ) has to have (By Law) a valid Rabies certifate, which means they must be vacinated six months before they leave Cyprus.

A month after the injection took place, the vacine is tested by way of a blood test. This is sent away to be checked for anti-body levels that meet the UK criteria. If there are not enough anti-bodies in your pets blood they will have to be re-vacinated and checked again. Usually they are passed the first time of the test. Your vet then has to stamp and sign your animals docuements to prove that everything has been carried out to UK proceedure.

Once your animal has a positive blood test result, they will be OK to fly to the UK, 6 months from the date of the original vacination. But I stress there are no short cuts as they will be put into quarantine in the Uk if paperwork is not complete. Quarantine in the UK is very expensive as the animal will have to be keeneled in a specialist quarantine kennel for the said six months.

Hope this explains why.

Regards

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Posted by suzig123 - 9 years ago

Please see my new article in Pets and Animals titled 'Flying pets back to the uk - Horses mouth' listed 05/10/09 I have written all about my recent good experience with Cyprus Airways Cargo flying back my pets, hope it helps.

SuziG

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Posted by catmeister212 - 9 years ago

In Limassol try Akis Maratheftis, he has done pet passports many times. Also Polis Pittas is a well known dog dr. in Limassol.

Both are in the directory.

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Posted by seebee-678990 - 9 years ago

The whole procedure will take you about 7 months, microchip, rabies vaccination, a month later a Rabies Blood Test, the dog cannot enter UK until 6 months from the date the sample was taken.

Alternatively you can send the dog back into quarantine in the UK where you can visit regularly, but this of course can be costly, you do not say when you are going , but maybe if you can get a friend here to care for the dog until it can fly it will be less money for you to pay out.

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Posted by delgirl-672977 - 9 years ago

should you go before the 6 months wait for your puppy, there are dog kennels in larnaca and paphos who would care for him, i dont think it is to expensive, ( a dog is for live) mans best friend, or maybe you have a friend who could take care of him, and then they would sent him to uk for you.

so pleased you are wanting to take puppy with you , so many just dump them. ---would they do this to their children.

good luck

delgirl