Treatment against tapeworm must be performed by a qualified vet and recorded in the pet passport. This does not apply to dogs travelling from Finland, Malta or Ireland The tapeworm is Echinococcus multilocularis. Treatment must be with an approved product - containing the active ingredient PRAZIQUANTEL. Pets going on day trips will need to have had the treatment carried out in the UK between 1 to 5 days before travel Treatment for TICKS is no longer a requirement, however we still recommend appropriate treatment in areas where ticks, sandfly or heartworm are common, e.g. South of France. We are happy to advise on this.
Please contact the Lady Dane Veterinary Centre on 01795 532180 for more information. Alternatively information can be obtained from Defra on 0870 241 1710.