This pet lovers worst nightmare….. this week

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What test did he fail?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@msmagoo:  What’s the deal with it?  Does he need a booster or does he have to wait a certain amount of time for the vaccine to dissippate from his systerm before traveling?  From what I can tell it’s required within 30 days of transport to Australia so I’m super confused.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Here’s what I found: 

Vaccination against Leptospirosis is not recommended within 6 months of export, as your pet’s high antibody response will most likely result in it being ineligible for export to Australia.


It sounds like you need to have him tested for antibodies but you need to confirm that with the transport company you are planning to use.  They should know the rules for importing him.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Lepto does not exist in Aus, so it’s a HUGE deal there.  Here’s the positive thing – the elevated titers from the vaccination often clears itself within 1-4 months, so he would no longer show a false positive.  Depending on when he needs to be cleared for travel, you may be fine just leaving things alone.  Otherwise, doxycycline is one of the standard treatments for lepto.  While I don’t generally agree with antibiotic use where it’s not necessary, it won’t hurt him.  We’ve all received plenty of antibiotics as children for viral infections because our mothers wouldn’t accept “it’s viral, it’ll go away on it’s own”.  How long since he had the original vaccine?

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Sorry for the multi-response.  If that is the issue can find a friend or someone you trust to foster him for the short term until he qualifies for import.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@msmagoo:  Crossing my fingers for good news for you and your puppy!  It would be terrible to have to make that choice but if you can find a good re-home, it may make it easier.  But hopefully you won’t have to make that choice.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@msmagoo:  Sending you good thoughts! I don’t even want to think about having to re-home my furry sidekicks. so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you, too.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Crossing my fingers for you.   I have a pound puppy that I am so attached to that I’d probably have the same dilemma as you.  I probably wouldn’t move without him, honestly.  Just today I made DH book a vacation that’s pet friendly because I refuse to kennel him or leave him with a sitter because he’s a little worrier and he’d be sick until I came home!

Post # 16
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11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@msmagoo:  Hoooray!!!!! What great news. So glad you will be traveling as a complete family. 🙂

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