Pets in France

Help and guidelines for a happy life for pets (and their owners)

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Pet passport procedure

A pet passport means that your much-loved animal can easily travel with you to France, but getting your pet ready…

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Pet passport procedure

A pet passport means that your much-loved animal can easily travel with you to France, but getting your pet ready for travel can take weeks or months. Vet Diana James takes you through the process, step-by-step.

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Guide to cat vaccinations in France

Vaccination is a means of protecting your cat against some of the most serious cat diseases, by giving a primary course of 2 injections (primovaccination) then “topping up” the cover with yearly boosters (rappels).

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Guide to dog vaccinations in France

A vaccine is designed to stimulate your pet’s immune system so they have a ‘memory’ of a certain disease. This means they will have a faster and stronger immune system reaction to battle against the disease. Here is our guide of important dog vaccinations in France and their French names.

Rik and Sheelagh

‘I set up an animal charity in France’

Phoenix Association is a Dordogne-based charity that exists to deal with the sad plight of the ever-increasing number of abused and abandoned animals in France. Phoenix was established by Richard and Sheelagh Johnson.

Dog & cat eating

Chiens Chats du Monde – cats and dogs to adopt

In Quissac (Languedoc-Roussillon) the Chiens Chats du Monde association works to save and rehome mistreated dogs and cats. There are so many breeds to choose from, ranging from Labradors and Shih Tzus to Jack Russells and Westies – and that’s just the dogs.

Winnie

Veggie food for dogs and cats

Many vegetarians think that vegetarian food is not produced for dogs and cats. This is not so….nutritional food for both dogs and cats, that provides all the essential ingredient they need for a healthy life, can now be bought here in France.

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The Call of The Wild

One of the many reasons given for moving to Limousin is the beautiful coutryside and abundant wildlife. Long term Limousin resident (over 50 years)Kathleen Fourches shares some tips on living peacefully alongside the Limousin wildlife.

So what do you do when you find an owl in the bathroom?……….

Tash the cat

Chats du Quercy

Based in Miramont de Quercy, (Tarn et Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées) Chats du Quercy is a charity on a mission to find permanent homes for homeless cats and kittens with responsible and caring owners.

ASHA Helen

ASHA – Helping horses and donkeys

The Association Saint Hippolyte Aquitaine (ASHA for short) is a horse charity in France named after an Italian priest who since the Middle Ages has been considered a patron saint of horses. ASHA aims to eradicate psychological problems so that horses can be re-introduced to society and fulfil a useful life as a working animal.