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    Pet Quarantine

    I must admit when Ralphy our Pei came out of quarantine he had lost weight and his coat was daggy - I put it down to him maybe being stressed but having read your remarks I am thinking bad nutrition was the cause
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    UK State Pension

    Hard call really but I know IF you go back to the UK and don't get a full Centrelink pension the UK will give you credits for work done in Oz but not sure if that was only up until 2001 when the reciprocal agreement ended We get full Centrelink pensions and part UK around 100 GBP a week as we emigrated in 1982 and we don't loose a lot from the Centrelink pension The criteria for keeping full Centrelink pensions in the UK is 35 years working life in Oz between the age of 16 and retirement
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    Pickfords Pet transport

    We used Golden Arrow and they were brilliant - we had left our boy with them in the UK and were on the way to Oz when our vet rang me to say they had lost a blood test - we had done the vet work etc Frantic emails to GA saw them do new tests courier them off to Weybridge ( think thats right ) and get our boy on his scheduled flight I would have been panic stricken if GA had not sorted it so well We have a Shar Pei by the way known for anxiety etc but he was fine
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    Dog stress

    We used Golden Arrow and could not fault them -our vet lost a last minute blood test but GA pulled out all the stops and got it sorted in ashort deadline -phew
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    Dog stress

    Our Shar Pei travelled well 2 years ago and they are noted for being anxious Just make sure you get a company to move him that has the experience to do things in case of hitches
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    London to Perth direct dog flight

    I agree a short flight probably wont phaze your dog at all Our Shar Pei a breed notorious for anxiety etc was fine -stopover in Dubai then on to Melbourne Flown to Adelaide once through quarantine It was me who was the wreck
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    Most furniture is treated so would not get fumigated But we had a Santa with a wooden wand and we were told destroy which was free or fumigate about $80 Santa was only worth 5 quid It was the cost of steam cleaning our car blew us away but had to be done or no car
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    Taking Neo Mastiff back to Wales

    We shipped our Shar Pei classed as a brachyleptic breed and he was fine but could not be shipped between I think it was May -August because of the heat in Dubai ( the stop off point ) Pei are also quite anxious -in the end it was me that was anxious our boy was fine
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    Moving dogs to Australia - help

    You need to follow the Australian guidelines step by step otherwise your dog wont get there ! Your vet is so wrong in what he says Is he a UK government authorised vet if not then anything you have done so far is invalid again you need that little rubber stamp on the documents We had documented proof of everything from microchip desexing etc plus the lab report from the rabies titre test to see if it has taken My advice would be contact a reputable pet shipping company and get some sound advice I tried very hard to follow the rules step by step only to have my vet stuff up and loose our boys final blood test ! Talk about panic we had left the UK he was at the shipping company Golden Arrow who luckily pulled out all the stops got his bloods redone and couriered to the lab so he made his flight Our boy is a Shar Pei and i was worried over him travelling but he did it fine
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    What colours Can Dogs See

    Orange -years ago my daughter had an orange jazz band uniform our Cocker hated the Gazoo her band instrument I bought an orange dress came downstairs in it dog ran a mile
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    British passport by descent

    Its actually not that simple Snifter and I am not one for making work its just we have a complicated situation - as a family we have no contact with my daughter for very personal reasons I checked the application website for my grandaughter and it asked for my both my daughters passport details and her ex partners We dont have passport details for either My grandaughters Father is Australian but we have no contact and dont know if he ever had a passport My daughters passport along with her residents visa was lost years ago and never replaced I do however have my daughters birth certificate -she was born in 1965 Thats why i thought it might be easier via us -the grandparents as we have current UK passports and birth certs etc
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    British passport by descent

    Our Australian born granddaughter wants to apply for her British passport Her mother our daughter is british born we have her birth certificate but not her UK passport which was lost years ago and never renewed Our daughter does not have Australian citizenship by the way she is a permanent resident though Bith Hubby and I still have British passports that are current plus our Aussie ones would it be easier for our granddaughter to apply by double descent her father was Australian and he and my daughter did not marry
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    Dog to Australia

    Just an email to say he was ok and peeing on grass as he will not pee on concrete lol
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    My 18yr old Son is moving back to Uk

    I think to get benefits if he intends or needs to claim any at first he might have to go through the residency tests -he has the right of abode if he is still a British Citizen and has his British passport The residency test could have changed over time so check the criteria -we had to go through it in 2001 to try to claim a rates rebate
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    Dog to Australia

    We flew our Shar Pei from UK to Oz last year -he had never been in a crate , never been in kennels and never been away from us except with our neighbour I was paranoid to say the least He was fine though a bit daggy when he came out of quarantine as they feed kibble and he is raw fed but all in all he scrubbed up well We used Golden Arrow and they were marvellous especially at the last minute when our vet lost a crucial blood test they pulled out all stops and got him retested and results so he could fly on time He came the Dubai route too and could only fly in certain months because of his breed He settled though from day 1 lives on 20 acres and is very happy !