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Nicci

Our dog Dottie

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This is my 1st post, we are waiting for my visa to come through and hope to be moving in April my main concern is out 5 year old patterdale who is a very nervous worries lottle gilr who suffers with eplisey which is under control completely. I am so worried about the journey for her I've started her checks had the rabies injection got her passport etc, just looking for a good company who will look after her and reassure me it will all be ok. It's not a option to leave her behind she family and know she will love it bit I'm losing so much sleep worrying about the flight and quarantine for her. Any advice greatly recieved. Many thanks 

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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


Petair UK - the only pet travel service in Uk to be run by vets. We offer the most comprehensive services to easily and safely transport your pets from UK to Australia

 

www.petairuk.com

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On 21/01/2019 at 09:20, BobPetairUK said:

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

Thank you for coming back to me and understanding it's such a nerve racking time for Dottie and us. Finding a good company to transport my precious Dottie is extremely important to me. We are very lucky that our dog since being diagnosed with eplisey (I'm not sure they are certain as didn't do the usual fitting/paddling of eplisey) but decided to try her on epiphen three quarters tablet twice a day seems to have stopped anything and regularly bloods show all is well. 

Is it best to wait till we get our visa before contacting your company or should i start that now? Dottie has her passport, had her rabies injection last year and bloods to check all ok so I'm not sure where i should go from here, any help greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for you time. 

 

Kind regards 

Nicci 

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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.


Petair UK - the only pet travel service in Uk to be run by vets. We offer the most comprehensive services to easily and safely transport your pets from UK to Australia

 

www.petairuk.com

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On 23/01/2019 at 09:32, BobPetairUK said:

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.

Thank you so much for all your help and advice Bob i really appreciate it, it's a mind field as it is let alone the stress and worry that goes with it. I will contact Petair and start the ball rolling, Fingers crossed won't be long till I hear regarding my visa 🤞

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