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    Dog failing rabies test

    Best. News. Ever Cooper finally passed!!! We switched from Nobivac to the Rabisin vaccine and he reported a level of 2.62 after failing to reach 0.50 with 3 nobivac vaccines. I’m not saying the choice of vaccine is to blame, but if your dog has other risk factors that may lead to low titre levels (over 5yrs of age for first rabies vaccination, large dog, pure breed), then i would have a serious discussion with your vet about the brand of vaccine they use as there is evidence that Rabisin has a higher initial success rate and also higher titre levels. If only i’d know that back in Dec when this all started...
  2. Later this year i will need to transfer a large sum of money from my house sale to my Australian account. I’m familiar with money corp/transferwise etc so that isn’t an issue. My issue is that my bank (which is in the Republic of Ireland, not the UK, but hoping others may have come up against a similair issue) only lets you transfer a max of €10,000 a day (and thats €5000 done online and another €5000 if you call them). I’ll have multiples of that to transfer. Has anyone come up against this before and how did you manage it? Obviosuly i’d prefer to transfer it all in one go both for convienence and to avail of a hopefully better exchange rate for transfer a large amount at once.
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    Dog failing rabies test

    Cooper goes in for his blood test today after his 4th rabies vaccinations. Fingers crossed in 2-3weeks i’ll finally have good news that we have reached the magic 0.5 number
  4. I’ve been dealing with Tim Finlayson pet service who is based in Manchester and he has been incredibly helpful and understanding. I don’t know if he’d also organise to fly your dog from LHR which is what you’d have to do do avoid flying through Dubai but it would certainly be worth asking.
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    Dog failing rabies test

    More devastating news...Cooper has failed his 3rd rabies test with a level of 0.49. I am absolutly gutted to say the least. For anyone considering moving to Australia with your dog, please start the process of vaccination at least 12months before in case your dog needs more than 1 vaccination. Two vaccinations normally gets them over the line, apparently failing three is incredibly rare (so much so that the vaccination company has offered to pay for the next vaccination and testing)
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    MoveCube Preparation

    How much was the customs? Is it just 10% gst?
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    MoveCube Preparation

    Thanks! I won’t have many boxes but i do have my superking bed & mattress plus a large corner lounge suite which thankfully divides into three pieces. Hopefully the large move cube is ok
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    MoveCube Preparation

    What size move cube is this? I’ll be using one later in the year
  9. It’s likely i’ll have some space in my movecube when i ship. I will also be building a house in Australia. Just wondering if something like the oven i want is significantly cheaper to purchase in the UK, what additional charges would i be levied with when it arrived in Australia...would it just be the GST or are there others fees/charges payable on new items as well?
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    Dog failing rabies test

    Completly devistated - just had word back from my vets that Cooper has not passed his second vaccination his level now is 0.44. I’m completly screwed as i have flights booked for Aug and now he can’t come until mid Oct at the earliest. I really wish i had been aware prior to starting the vaccination process that this could happen. Does anyone know if the vets can administer a double dose of vaccination? I feel that his first level must have been so low and he’s a big dog (50kg) that this should have been considered.
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    Initial fees to pay

    I found this on the dept of agriculture website. Can anyone tell me from their experience if these are the inital costs... - import permit application $120 - assessment of permit application $360 and then when i book their space PEQ charge $1200 In-office inspection (Cats against permit conditions) $60 In-office inspection (Veterinary health check). $60 Husbandry daily fee (10 days x two cats) $290 So just over $2000 to be paid to book in?
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    Initial fees to pay

    Hi, Could someone let me know what & how much the initial fees are that I have to pay for the import permit and quarantine booking? Getting (slowly) closer...my boy is going back for his second rabies blood test this week after needing a second shot because his levels weren't high enough Thanks
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    Dog failing rabies test

    Well he's had his vaccination again a few days ok, so fingers crossed. If he fails again then I'm really screwed.
  14. Mel.b

    Dog failing rabies test

    Has anyone’s dog failed their rabies test after being vaccinated? Just got the results back from the vets and Cooper hasn’t passed his apparently big dogs, male dogs and dogs under 12mths are most likely to fail and Cooper fits 2/3 of these (big & male). Fortunatly i have enough time (just!) to get him redone, wait 3 weeks to re-test and then start the 180 day countdown for our planned export date.
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    Can I take ......

    With the Christmas tree (artifical) out at the moment and thinking of putting it away, are there any xmas decorations that i should not pack away now...saves having to go through the containers when its actually time to pack. I have some little pine cone decorations - are they ok? Any others i should be aware of?
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