4 Tips for Moving Abroad With Your Pets:
1. Check the requirements of your destination country before travelling
2. Your pet’s health
You will need to obtain a health certificate for your pet, approved up to ten days prior to travelling. Also, please consider the age, disposition and general health of your animal prior to deciding to ship him/her abroad. In addition, how will; the living conditions in your new destination compare to what your animal is used to?
To ensure that your pet endures minimal stress whilst travelling overseas you should:
• Buy a suitable carrier
• Access to water is essential, so fix a bottle securely to the crate and ensure that your pet is used to drinking from it before he/she travels.
• Provide adequate food (usual brand) and feeding instructions with the carrier. Plus, if you are transporting your dog, provide a collar and lead so that they can walked between flights or during delays prior to boarding.
• Mark your crate with your destination and contact details plus your pet’s name.
4. Returning home
• has been microchipped
• has a pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate
• has been vaccinated against rabies – it will also need a blood test if you’re travelling from an ‘unlisted country’
• has a tapeworm treatment, (dogs only).
Your pet may be put into quarantine for up to 4 months if you don’t follow these rules – or refused entry if you travelled by sea. You’re responsible for any fees or charges.
If you would like to know more about what is involved with taking your pet with you to your planned location, contact Suzanne for an informal discussion. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on +44 (0) 1582 495495.
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