Treatment against parasites

Your animal has to be treated against ticks and tapeworms by a French veterinary surgeon between 24 and 48 hours before it is checked-in with an approved transport company to travel on its journey back into the UK.

The product used for the treatment against ticks has to contain an acaricide and be licensed for use against ticks. The product used for the tapeworm must contain praziquantel.

After the treatment the veterinary surgeon will either issue a certificate (in both languages) for the treatment against parasites which is entitled “certificate of treatment against ectoparasites and endoparasites” for animals travelling with a PETS certificate, or will complete sections VI and VII of the pet passport. Make sure all the required information is completed correctly.

To locate a French veterinary surgeon, please use the French yellow pages at the following web address :

This treatment has to be done every time your pet enters the UK. Please talk to your veterinary surgeon about this or contact Defra Pets Helpline on 0870 241 1710

Published on 19/07/2005

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