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  1. BobPetairUK

    Jet4Pets

    Jets4pets are good guys and picking a shipper based close to you makes sense. Get quotes from a whole bunch of shippers and really check who offers what and don’t just look at the price! You need to decide if you want a lot of help or a little bit of help. The shippers based further south can help you lots too. And I am sure you can mention who you want
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    London to Perth direct dog flight

    Flying diabetic pets from UK to Australia with the ten days quarantine is dicey at best. If they are well controlled before they travel then they are likely to go out of control over the flight and quarantine as there is no way of keeping them properly controlled. If their control is anything less than perfect (and most pets fall into this category) before they fly then there is a high chance they will become ketoacidotic and become very ill indeed. I am not saying “don’t fly your diabetic pet” but a lot of thought and acceptance of risks needs to be done before their flight. And the appreciation that there may be a very large extra bill if they need treatment during quarantine. The best way to prepare is to make contact with the vets who look after the pets in quarantine before they fly, make sure they are as controlled as can be in the months before they fly, keep them at home and bring them to the airport on the day of the flight (so they run less of a risk of getting too low blood sugar by having their injection and not eating) and keeping their treatment as normal as possible before the flight. This is such a tough situation for all involved, my heart goes out to you. After all the treatment and time, the humans are super bonded to diabetic cats and other options for these pets are limited. I really don’t envy humans making these choices, but we want to help if we can. I emailed quarantine recently about this and they did not say “no” to diabetic pets but they are not keen and made the sobering remark that “it is quarantine not a veterinary hospital”. In an ideal world, diabetic pets would land and go home or to a veterinary hospital. We will help if we can, but we do want to look at the veterinary history and make sure we give diabetic pets the best chances.
  3. Hi Russell Have you contacted the import department direct? They will need the pedigree forms, pictures of front and side of your cat and an explanation like you have put here. You often get more traction as an owner than a pet shipper. Here is the email address imports@agriculture.gov.au That would be a next step. Let us all know how you get on as it will help people to know. Bob
  4. BobPetairUK

    Aus to Uk 2 small dogs

    Hi For a journey from Australia to UK, you are best to contact pet shippers in Australia - i would start with Dogtainers and Petraveller first and they will be happy to help you
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. BobPetairUK

    Has anyone flew a pug to Aus?

    Get the rabies work started soon and you dont need to make any big decisions yet
  9. 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
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    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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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