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  1. BobPetairUK

    Our dog Dottie

    If the rabies vaccine and rabies blood sample are done, then you are done for now until your visa comes back. The rabies blood sample result only lasts for 2 years, so when it gets to 20-22 months old get Dottie and other vaccine and blood sample and as long as it is done before the first is 2 years old there is no rule to wait for 180 days again. Maybe submit some quote requests and get quotes for her and make contact with shippers, but no need to sign up with anyone until your own visa comes back.
  2. BobPetairUK

    Our dog Dottie

    Hi Nicci There are lots of good companies in UK, we just differ on what we offer and hence the price differences. We have flown very many nervous dogs all over the world and really they just get through it. I doubt they love it, but it is 10 days quarantine plus flight time, so i think of it as short term pain for long term gain of staying with their families. Honestly, you are going to worry until you get her back in Australia, but that does no good for anyone. All i can say is that these pets get through the quarantine and the flight and get back with their families and are super excited to see it. There are a couple of videos on our facebook page of dogs being reunited with their owners and they are truly heart warming. In terms of the epilepsy, some pet shippers will get involved and help, some wont and will put the responsibility on to you. From our point of view, we would want to see her history and be happy that she is stable. we have a super agent in Singapore who goes in to check on all our pets who transit through Singapore and look after them - we dont leave it to the airline staff. And this agent has given medication at the stop over point. then while in quarantine she can have twice daily medication as well. So, really there is no reason for her not to fly, but her journey and planning needs extra input to minimise risks. There are still risks of the journey setting off a fit, or if she vomits after she enters her second leg of the journey and brings her medication back up, then fitting becomes a greater probability. But these risks are outweighed by the benefit of her getting the chance to stay with her family. I hope that helps and if you have any more questions then let us know. This is a potentially really useful thread for people and pets in a similar position
  3. BobPetairUK

    From Quaratine Melbourne to Mount Barker 5251 Adelaide

    Hi, you may be best to buy an aussie sim card before you head over. Or use a friend over there for their phone number and then add the UK numbers as secondary numbers.
  4. BobPetairUK

    Has anyone flew a pug to Aus?

    Get the rabies work started soon and you dont need to make any big decisions yet
  5. BobPetairUK

    Has anyone flew a pug to Aus?

    Hi Barry. the risk is much less than that. around 1 in a 100 i would estimate (no science behind this, just my opinion!) as log as he is fit healthy and ideally lean
  6. BobPetairUK

    Has anyone flew a pug to Aus?

    Hi Barrywelsh the other tip is to get the rabies vaccination and blood sample anyway as that is relatively inexpensive (in emigration terms!) and then if anything changes at the last minute with whoever may be having your dog here, you will still have the option to take your dog.
  7. BobPetairUK

    Has anyone flew a pug to Aus?

    Hi Barry There are threads on here about flying snub nosed dogs to Australia. It certainly can be done, but the best advice i can give is that if you have a good home for your dog in UK then that is a really good option for your dog - especially at 8 years old. Having said that, if you dont have that option then your pug can definitely fly and we have flown a lot. There is a fractionally greater risk to them flying than for a normal faced dog, but the risk is still small. Have a read of this to give you a tonne more information https://www.petairuk.com/taking-pets-to-australia/dogs-australia
  8. The best thing to do in the first instance is to email the import quarantine department. imports@agriculture.gov.au The rules for Bengals seems to be fairly moveable, but you need to mention that you dont have the paperwork.
  9. BobPetairUK

    From Quaratine Melbourne to Mount Barker 5251 Adelaide

    Hi We often use Lenny and his team at Pettraveller. Worth giving them a call. Bob
  10. BobPetairUK

    Pet export

    Hi Adrian There are loads of good shippers in UK, so grab a quote from each one and pick who you like the best. Worth having a read of this before you start and, super important, you need to start at least 7 months before you want your dog to travel! https://www.petairuk.com/taking-pets-to-australia/dogs-australia I hope that helps Bob
  11. BobPetairUK

    Paperwork for importing Pets

    Hi Mel.b You do know that either your pets can come over to UK and board for 6 weeks before flight and a pet shipper (like Petair) can do all the tests, treatments and preparation and then fly your pets to Australia. Not the cheapest way, but definitely the simplest. Most pet shippers from UK will work with your vets in Ireland and make a schedule of what to do when, in order to make things simpler for you and your vets. There is loads of help you can get from this side of the world which will release some of the worry and stress from you
  12. BobPetairUK

    Rabies Blood Test

    The antibiotics should not make any difference. Maybe you can combine a check up appointment for the leg with a rabies blood sample appointment.
  13. BobPetairUK

    Rabies Blood Test

    Hi. You dont have to get your dog revaccinated as there is no timescale set out. You can get the rabies blood sample done anytime. The background is that you give a rabies vaccine and then have to wait for the antibodies to be at their highest to take the blood sample, which is normally around 3-4 weeks after the vaccine. After that point the antibody titre starts to fall. So, if you are not in a rush to get your dog exported, then just get the rabies sample done and you can revaccinate and re-blood if he or she fails. If you are in a rush, then get the rabies blood sample done and your dog can have another vaccine on the same day so that if he or she fails, then the vaccine is already in there and working.
  14. BobPetairUK

    English bulldog

    Hi Move2Oz, Apologies for the late reply. Pat has a done a very good job of giving ballpark figures. Also, flying in the cooler times of the year is sensible although we have to take into consideration over that distance it's always hot somewhere! Please do bear in mind Brachycephalic dogs (snub-nosed) do pose a higher risk when flying due to the potential issues of breathing compared to long-snouted animals. We do everything we can to make sure they are comfortable - typically they'll also fly in bigger travel kennels to allow more airflow. But it is something to bear in mind and consider. Please do look us up and get in touch for a quote - every journey is different and we can provide you with an accurate cost just for you and discuss how well he'll travel. Best,
  15. BobPetairUK

    Returning to Aus

    weeks, months or even years ? All are fine. You can travel, leave your dog in UK and then your shipper/friends can help with the pre travel arrangements. For example, Petair can arrange vet work, collect from an address, get permits and, essentially, project manage and arrange the whole move with your being in Australia. The sooner you get the rabies blood sample done the sooner your dog can travel.