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Posted: 22.05.2019  ·  #1
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On the topic of dogs we have decided to take our wee dog with us this year. For so many reasons we were not able to book our holiday before this. We normally travel to France late August for around six to seven weeks. We don't seem to be able to get our wee dog booked in. We can get her one way but then no return !!. We were thinking of traveling through England and going on from there and booking the return trip on the ferry maybe in October. here is the question: if we travel through The UK does our Irish dog passport meet the criteria to travel from England to France. She has had her rabies shot and we would get the rest done before we leave home in Co.Donegal but would that cover us then to travel on to France from the UK ?? We would be within the time frame we hope but would we need to go to another vet in England? Brittany ferries are a bit beyond us in price. It a long way down to Cork too!!! Any help or advice would be appreciated! Going through England would be an extra adventure for us too!
On the basis of this forum we will take a wee look back at Stenna !

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Posted: 22.05.2019  ·  #2
Dog would be covered as it's the same rules to Europe for both countries
We use Stena from Rosslare to France and leave the dogs in the van


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Posted: 22.05.2019  ·  #3
Like eirebus we too travel Rosslare/Cherbourg with Stena and use kennels now that we have two dogs, but we have also left the dog in the van too when we only had one. Last time we used Brittany from Cork and had pet friendly cabins.
Can’t comment on the route via the UK as we’ve not used it.


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Like eirebus we too travel Rosslare/Cherbourg with Stena and use kennels now that we have two dogs, but we have also left the dog in the van too when we only had one. Last time we used Brittany from Cork and had pet friendly cabins.
Can’t comment on the route via the UK as we’ve not used it.


When you leave the dog in your van are you able to visit take it for a walk etc, do you have to park anywhere specific?


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Posted: 22.05.2019  ·  #5
Martin, when you check in they know if you have pets. On the crossings we’ve been on there seems to be two decks as you’re asked what deck your van is on before being accompanied down to the deck.
We now prefer the kennels on deck 4 on the horizon, quieter than the deck 5 One’s and you can visit your dogs as often as you want. You need to ask the deckhand/staff for the deck 4 kennels.

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Like eirebus we too travel Rosslare/Cherbourg with Stena and use kennels now that we have two dogs, but we have also left the dog in the van too when we only had one. Last time we used Brittany from Cork and had pet friendly cabins.
Can’t comment on the route via the UK as we’ve not used it.


When you leave the dog in your van are you able to visit take it for a walk etc, do you have to park anywhere specific?


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Hello All
On the topic of dogs we have decided to take our wee dog with us this year. For so many reasons we were not able to book our holiday before this. We normally travel to France late August for around six to seven weeks. We don't seem to be able to get our wee dog booked in. We can get her one way but then no return !!. We were thinking of traveling through England and going on from there and booking the return trip on the ferry maybe in October. here is the question: if we travel through The UK does our Irish dog passport meet the criteria to travel from England to France. She has had her rabies shot and we would get the rest done before we leave home in Co.Donegal but would that cover us then to travel on to France from the UK ?? We would be within the time frame we hope but would we need to go to another vet in England? Brittany ferries are a bit beyond us in price. It a long way down to Cork too!!! Any help or advice would be appreciated! Going through England would be an extra adventure for us too!
On the basis of this forum we will take a wee look back at Stenna !

Una

Technically you do need to do anything with your dog to travel from the UK to France as it’s all about the trip back from mainland Europe to the uk or Ireland. That said you will need to get pet passport and rabies stuff done before you leave. Then before you return you’ll need to take your dog to a vet so they can administer a worming pill and sign and stamp your pet passport this needs to be done at least 24 hrs before you arrive back and not more than 5 days before you arrive back. We take our own approved worming pills and get the vet to give it to the dog.


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Technically you do need to do anything with your dog to travel from the UK to France as it’s all about the trip back from mainland Europe to the uk or Ireland. That said you will need to get pet passport and rabies stuff done before you leave. Then before you return you’ll need to take your dog to a vet so they can administer a worming pill and sign and stamp your pet passport this needs to be done at least 24 hrs before you arrive back and not more than 5 days before you arrive back. We take our own approved worming pills and get the vet to give it to the dog.
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What are the name of the approved worming pills ??? @Strand Camping


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Can I ask what do you mean by *the Horizon* @JJF

"Martin, when you check in they know if you have pets. On the crossings we’ve been on there seems to be two decks as you’re asked what deck your van is on before being accompanied down to the deck.
We now prefer the kennels on deck 4 on the horizon, quieter than the deck 5 One’s and you can visit your dogs as often as you want. You need to ask the deckhand/staff for the deck 4 kennels."

First time we ever took our dog feeling a bit apprehensive to be honest !

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Posted: 22.05.2019  ·  #9
Don’t be apprehensive Una, it’s quite simple really.
I refer to the “Stena Horizon” ...... it’s the ships name.

Take your dog along, take the dog bed and blanket, a litre of fresh water and food for the dog, the feeding bowls and a lead for walking and you’re good to go.
We were initially apprehensive too but it’s no big deal, in fact the dogs look at it as an adventure now....

Enjoy your trip.


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What are the name of the approved worming pills ??? @Strand Camping

Sorry I have not got my pet passport to hand. Your vet should know which worming pills are approved.


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We used the boat before Stena took over. The catch on the kennel door was very tight and I skinned my fingers. Some years on it may be better or worse! I'd take a pair of gloves with me.


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Posted: 24.05.2019  ·  #12
I think there seems to be some confusion relating to what happens after Brexit - especially if it’s a no deal Brexit. You could eliminate any issues by going direct from Ireland to France. I usually travel from Cork on Brittany ferries and the kennels are great with unlimited access. Of course this is dependent on they fixing the issues with the Pont Aven.

This is a link to the UK government site stating the uncertainty regarding pet travel/passports
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Is a passport required for dogs to travel Southern Ireland to Europe. Or is it just UK/NI dogs that require one


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Is a passport required for dogs to travel Southern Ireland to Europe.



Yes, same as UK


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The islands of Britain and Ireland are a common travel area for dogs as well as people.


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The islands of Britain and Ireland are a common travel area for dogs as well as people.


@JonMac46 This is interesting. Always thought I needed a passport. Can you point us to the legislation. I would prefer a copy, just in case we are challenged.


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Posted: 26.05.2019  ·  #17
Oops! Looks like I am out of date. But:
1. "If you’re crossing from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, like we were, there is no requirement to have a pet passport or anything for your pet. This crossing is the same as crossing the land borders between England, Wales and Scotland." From this link: https://travelnuity.com/dog-fr…d-ireland/
2. Dogs can freely travel all over the island of Ireland! With or without their humans present!
3. Both my brother and I have taken our dogs to and fro across the Irish Sea and never been asked for a pet passport; maybe lucky.
4. Worming seems to not be required between Republic and Britain .
5. As both islands are rabies-free, the "new" regulations appear to be unnecessarily legalistic.


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That was the way I see it too Jon. I used to travel across and back weekly from Belfast to UK in a lorry and always with my Jack Russell with me, never had a passport until we travelled to Europe in the motorhome...... May have changed now, I don’t know as I’ve not crossed in years.


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Speaking of pet passports. I was researching what we'll need to bring our new puppy to the continent later in the year, and found that the cost of a pet passport is £200. Is this the going rate?


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Not down here.


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Speaking of pet passports. I was researching what we'll need to bring our new puppy to the continent later in the year, and found that the cost of a pet passport is £200. Is this the going rate?


Our newest dog I think was €65 plus the rabies shot and the regular inoculations... maybe €150 all in, inc vets time etc. Southern Ireland euro prices Nick.... I can give you our vets details if required, may be worth having an Irish doggy passport with forthcoming happenings !


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GREAT JOHN, I'LL KEEP THAT IN MIND..
Oops, didn't realise caps lock was on, the puppy is 'helping' me......


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Speaking of pet passports. I was researching what we'll need to bring our new puppy to the continent later in the year, and found that the cost of a pet passport is £200. Is this the going rate?


Our newest dog I think was €65 plus the rabies shot and the regular inoculations... maybe €150 all in, inc vets time etc. Southern Ireland euro prices Nick.... I can give you our vets details if required, may be worth having an Irish doggy passport with forthcoming happenings !


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Any photos Nick of the new puppy......😀


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We just got a pet passport for our pup earlier this year. I think it was around £200 for the passport, rabies vaccination and blood test. We enquired about an Irish pet passport , but we're told we needed an address in ROI, but unsure how that could affect his insurance.


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Hi Alfy, you'll meet him next week....
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Looking forward to it Nick...he looks great....what's his name....


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His name is Toby, he is a showman,
Wants to go to Wexford, just as soon as he can.
To see his new uncles and aunties,
Look up their frocks, and, lets not go there.

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Regarding the pet passport. We already have him registered at a local vet in Lurgan. They tell me its around £80 plus the chip and another couple of things.


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👍👍👍.....next week .


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Well our little pooch had managed to polish off at least half a 100g bar of dark chocolate this morning - 85% cocoa. So I had tried a few online calculators that take in the dogs weight, how much chocolate and the kind of chocolate ( dark chocolate being a lot worse than milk chocolate), and tell you the expected level of toxicity to you dog. They all returned ‘severe’. So it was down to the vets to get her seen to. They gave her an injection to induce vomiting. It came on quick and it was apparent it was all in her stomach still. I took the day off to keep an eye on her.

Lesson learned. We’ll be careful not to leave chocolate on the coffee table in future. Lesson to all, especially with 85% dark chocolate.


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Expensive lesson but hopefully the dog will be OK


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Glad you caught that in time. Could have been serious.


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Yeah it could have been serious. She did get hold of a bit of milk chocolate Easter egg once . I ran the numbers and figured “Ah sure, she’ll be grand”. At most she might have shown some modest symptoms. But this time we were in to toxic territory. And it would be so easy to overlook it and think she’s fine, but you just never know.


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Posted: 17.07.2019  ·  #34
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Following on the chocolate theme our wee dog Ellie ate an unknown amount of raisins and was in a dreadful state/ Had to be kept in and all that stuff!!: They are not sure of the level of toxicity of raisins , sultanas or currants but not good. We thought we had lost her but all is well so be careful with the grapes etc too. some dogs can eat a few but others it is lethal

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