Let’s take a look at some of the crucial components when traveling with your pet
International Health Certificate
This essential document includes crucial information about your pet’s health, including rabies titer testing, administered microchips, and parasite treatment. Many countries require these specific details to ensure the safety of all animals and people involved in your travels. You can find the requirement for the country of destination at aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home/
*Please be aware this process can take up to 3 months so please plan ahead.
Interstate Health Certificate
If you’re traveling within the United States, you’ll need an Interstate Health Certificate for your pet. This certificate proves that your pet is healthy and has been vaccinated against certain diseases. With this certificate, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your pet is in good health before your trip.
If you’re leaving your pet behind while you travel, most pet boarding facilities require proof of vaccinations and fecal testing.
Rabies Titer Testing
Some countries require rabies titer testing before allowing pets to enter. This test measures the amount of rabies antibodies in your pet’s blood.
It’s important to confirm travel requirements with the specific country you plan to visit, as not all countries have the same requirements.
Many countries require pets to have a microchip for identification purposes. Your veterinarian can administer this quick and painless procedure and include the microchip information on your International Health Certificate.
Parasite Treatment & Rabies Vaccines
Your pet will need to be treated for parasites and receive all necessary vaccines before traveling. The International Health Certificate includes all this information, so you won’t have to keep track of multiple certificates.
Overall, the International Health Certificate is an essential document that ensures your pet’s health and safety while traveling. Don’t forget to get your pet’s vaccinations and certificates before your next trip!
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