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      Cost of rabies vaccination and blood test

      I have just had my cat and dog vaccinated for rabies and they have now had their blood tests. I thought I'd post the cost in case anyone else is looking into the cost of exporting their pet.

      The cost of the vaccination was 35 each and the blood test 75 each.

      The cost of some vet treatments varies with the size of pet so I was surprised that the vaccines for a 5kg cat and a 34kg dog were the same.

      It's possible that it may have been a bit cheaper if I had shopped around but I preferred to use my usual vet, and they are very experienced with pet exports.


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      Quote Originally Posted by NowPerth View Post
      I have just had my cat and dog vaccinated for rabies and they have now had their blood tests. I thought I'd post the cost in case anyone else is looking into the cost of exporting their pet.

      The cost of the vaccination was 35 each and the blood test 75 each.

      The cost of some vet treatments varies with the size of pet so I was surprised that the vaccines for a 5kg cat and a 34kg dog were the same.

      It's possible that it may have been a bit cheaper if I had shopped around but I preferred to use my usual vet, and they are very experienced with pet exports.
      We paid 53.50 for the vaccination and the blood test will be 60.

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      Satch is heading off before she needs Rabies vaccinations, but for the remaining blood tests we've paid the following:
      ~121 for the blood tests, ~16 for the flea/tick treatments plus ~70-80 for the final examination, so all in all the Vet costs for her are going to be ~220- or less

      We didn't shop around, we just went to her regular vet (also an LVI)
      Jo (Aussie), Jon (Pom on a 100 visa), Satch (the gorgeous viscous labrador) have now been joined by Siena Rose.
      Does anyone have a spare instruction manual for a baby girl?

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      Hello, my two dogs had there rabies vaccines 3 weeks ago, for both of them it costs 65 and they are due to have there bloods on the 12/10 and that will be 140.00 for both of them, i stayed with my vet as i like him and didnt think the cost of it was that bad. my two staffy's are not going to perth till March next year! But because of the new law after Jan 2012 they needed this done now, good timing really

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      Hi, we are at the early stages (awaiting Skills Assesment results) but plan on taking our large cat (Tinker) with us from London to Perth in 2012. Can you advise how far in advance on travel the Rabies shot should be undertaken and how long quarantine when they arrive in Oz.

      I have seen that taking a pet is expensive, but Tinker is a real part of the family and our eldest would be devastated if he could not come too. Can anyone advise how much it will all cost (approximately) ?

      Also, I did read a post about how cats are frowned upon in Oz given the risk to local wildlife and you have to give assurances that they will not roam outside your back garden. Is this true?

      Thanks for any assistance or guidance.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pegs View Post
      Hi, we are at the early stages (awaiting Skills Assesment results) but plan on taking our large cat (Tinker) with us from London to Perth in 2012. Can you advise how far in advance on travel the Rabies shot should be undertaken and how long quarantine when they arrive in Oz.

      I have seen that taking a pet is expensive, but Tinker is a real part of the family and our eldest would be devastated if he could not come too. Can anyone advise how much it will all cost (approximately) ?

      Also, I did read a post about how cats are frowned upon in Oz given the risk to local wildlife and you have to give assurances that they will not roam outside your back garden. Is this true?

      Thanks for any assistance or guidance.
      Can't help on costs. Best bet is to measure you cat as per the shipping company guidelines and get proper quotes. They can vary.

      And some areas do have cat curfews at set times. Or 24/7 where they are not allowed out of your property. Info on cat escape proof fencing has been posted in the pet section recently. This stops them escaping from your garden. It varies from area to area, state to state, so research the suburbs you intend to live in for local laws and regs.

      You should chip your cat as pounds don't keep them long so if they do get lost or wander you'll want to be sure they can get in touch with you asap.

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      Can you tell me what the new rules are?
      Thanks
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      Hi Pegs

      Taking any pet is expensive. Ask several different exporters for quotes as they vary a lot. I found lots of previous threads on here before I started phoning round. It gave me an idea of how much to expect, what questions to ask and what work would be involved. Do it well in advance of moving as there can be a long wait for quarantine places and you need to investigate whether you need a rabies vaccine.

      The costs can also differ according to how far you are going, how many cats you take and how much of the paperwork you do yourself. (there is a great thread on here somewhere about how to do most of it yourself). In addition to the fees you pay to the exporter over here, you have to pay fees to quarantine once you are in Oz.

      I can't tell you the cost of taking my cat as all of my quotes were for the dog and cat combined, and the dog would have been much more than half of that cost. Once I have included all the extras ( rabies vaccine and tests, quarantine fees, vet checks etc) I think it will come to roughly 5000 for one cat and one large dog going to Perth, with the exporters doing most of the paperwork and checks for me.

      Chelsea1

      If you look at the top of the list of threads for 'Pets', there's one for asking Bob from PetAir questions. He may well know all about any new rules.

      Ring DEFRA in Britain - very helpful and friendly. They will explain rules and can also post you the form you need from them.

      Check the DAFF website (in Oz) which explains the rules depending on which pet you take and which country you are travelling from.

      Speak to your usual vet and see if they are registered to do the necessary tests and paperwork for exporting.

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      Thanks NowPerth. I appreciate your guidance. I will get some quotes organised

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      When looking at quotes remember that the cheapest isn't always the best.
      If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

     

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