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France Booster Rabies vaccination

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France Booster Rabies vaccination

My dog has had the 3 year Norbivac rabies vaccination in 2016 could anyone tell me if you need the dog to have a rabies booster vaccination each year travelling to south of france in september

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Essex
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1. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

Ask your Vet.

Bishop Auckland...
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2. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

I believe it's every year for France (three years for Ireland) but check with your vet or even DEFRA.

Essex
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3. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

If you and your dog live in the UK, then only 3 yr boosters are required (under PETS rules)

If you live in France, where Rabies is endemic, different recommendations apply.

Chesterfield...
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4. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

Your dog doesn't need the Rabies treatment to visit France until 2019 (three years from the initial treatment)

If you have the next treatment in France, or any other country except the UK, your dog will probably get a one or two year stamp in the Pet Passport as very few French Vets give a three year treatment.

5. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

Hi we are in the same situation with the three year vaccine, can you advise if it was ok to cross to France with your dog?

Chesterfield...
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6. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

The French couldn't care less about you having the Rabies treatment or not - it's the Pet Passport Control when returning to the UK you have to bather about.

As long as the Stamp hasn't run out you will have no problem.

If it does run out before you return a European Vet can give a one or two year booster - but you have to wait 21 days (three weeks) from the time of the treatment before being allowed to return to the UK.

7. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

Thanks for the reply-it has really put my mind at rest! :)

Chesterfield...
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8. Re: France Booster Rabies vaccination

bather/bother - I really must check my spelling before posting.

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