Bringing your pet back to the UK can be a stressful experience if you’re not used to taking your dog to a vet in France or another EU country for its tapeworm treatment prior to entering the UK. We’ll try and demystify any concerns and provide as much practical information as possible.
Dog and Cat Vaccination Requirements
Regardless of the form of documentation, all pets traveling to the UK must have
- A microchip inserted prior to or on the same day of its rabies vaccination
- Current rabies vaccination
- Dogs only need a tapeworm treatment no sooner than 24 hours no later than 5 days
Where can I find a vet?
When bringing your cat back to the UK, it does not need a tapeworm treatment. Only when traveling with your dog from France to the UK does he/she need a tapeworm treatment.
When looking for a vet in France, most vets have a Blue Cross above their door. If you are in Calais, the Eurotunnel provides a list of vets: Eurotunnel list of recommended vets
provides a list of vets nearby. Some speak English, some do not. It is helpful to speak French, even if your French is not the greatest. I find the French will usually switch to English once I start speaking French! Some French vets accept cash only and some accept credit cards or cash. Always ask. The price for a tapeworm treatment varies between 50 to 60 Euros and is usually determined by the weight of your dog. You’ll need an appointment so be sure to call ahead in advance.