Pet Shipping to South Africa

  
REQUIREMENTS FOR DOGS TO SOUTH AFRICA

1) EXPORT PERMIT FROM DEFRA WHICH WILL BE SENT TO YOUR VET 10 DAYS PRIOR TO EXPORT.

2) IMPORT PERMIT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL HEALTH PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. TEL: 0027 1231 97514 (THERE MAY BE A CHARGE).

3) DOGS MUST BE MICROCHIPPED AND RABIES VACCINATED.  IF THE DOG HAS NOT BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES THEN HE/SHE WILL BE VACCINATED ON ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA.

4) IF THE DOG HAS BEEN IN UNITED KINGDOM SINCE BIRTH HE/SHE MUST BE TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

5) DOGS MUST BE TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF EXPORT. TESTS NEED TO BE TAKEN BY AN LVI VET (LOCAL VETERINARY INSPECTOR) - MOST VET PRACTICES HAVE AT LEAST ONE- AND THE BLOOD MUST BE SENT TO VLA LABORATORIES FOR THE TESTS:

• LEISHMANIOSIS
• BRUCELLA CANIS
• BABESIA GIBSONI
• DIROFILARIA IMMITIS
DOGS MUST ALSO BE TREATED FOR DIROFILARIA FROM THE TIME OF NEGATIVE TESTING (THE TIME THE BLOOD WAS TAKEN) AND FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA. (THIS TREATMENT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN FROM THE UK).

IF THE DOG HAS NOT BEEN IN THE UK SINCE BIRTH HE/SHE MUST ALSO BE TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING (ALSO WITHIN 30 DAYS OF EXPORT)
• TRYPANOSOMA EVANSI

6) FINAL VET CHECKS WITHIN 10 DAYS OF EXPORT – TREAT FOR INTERNAL & EXTERNAL PARASITES AND COMPLETE THE EXPORT HEALTH CERTIFICATE.

7) DELIVER THE DOG ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE WITH ORIGINAL IMPORT & EXPORT PERMITS, COPIES OF VACCINATIONS & COPIES OF BLOOD TEST RESULTS.

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