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Traveling with pets internationally can be much more challenging than domestic travel with pets because of long waiting periods, quarantine requirements and other importation regulations. If you are considering traveling internationally with your pet, it's important to begin planning way ahead of your intended time of travel. Proper planning will help better prepare you and your pet for the trip, lessen the stress on both of you and provide realistic expectations of international pet travel.  Traveling internationally with pets obviously involves crossing at least one international border. You will need to know the basic requirements for that particular country, regardless of the method of transport. International pet travel requirements can vary country to country but will most likely mandate certain vaccinations and a veterinary health certificate.
Flying Internationally With Pets If flying with your pet internationally, you should contact the airline carrier with which you plan to travel for its latest airline pet policies. Be sure to ask questions that will help you determine whether international pet travel is even feasible or a wise choice, depending on size, breed and physical condition of your pet. Some Questions to Consider Include: What types of airline restrictions do you have for international pet travel? Do you limit the number of pets allowed in cargo and in the cabin? Are certain breeds of pets not permitted or not advised to travel internationally? What are the container requirements? Will my pet have to change planes? Will my pet be able to relieve himself somewhere if it is a long flight? When and where should I drop off my pet? What documents will I need to transport my pet? Where will my pet clear customs? Sedation of pets and air travel Don't sedate or tranquilize pets traveling by air. American Humane Association cautions veterinarians and pet owners that sedation of your pet is not generally recommended for air travel. The pet's safety is at risk. Please refer to these FAQs from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) under Should I tranquilize or sedate my pet for long flights?
Pet Safety On Airlines Many injuries, deaths, and escapes can be attributed to either the pet trying to escape from its kennel and, as a result, hurts its paws and/or gums, or due to an actual escape. Escapes can be for several reasons, such as a dog can chew its way out of the kennel if it can get its upper and lower teeth between slits or holes in the plastic sufficient enough to apply force; dogs and cats are able to push the door open or partially open and escape; the kennel lock is broken or not properly latched; or the kennel itself is not properly and securely assembled. For more information on the types of injuries of transported pets, visit the Department of Transportation's consumer report page. Scroll down to the last page for animal incidents. The reports are by month and year.

International Pet Travel Regulations

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International Pet Travel Regulations
Traveling with pets internationally can be much more challenging than domestic travel with pets because of long waiting periods, quarantine requirements and other importation regulations. If you are considering traveling internationally with your pet, it's important to begin planning way ahead of your intended time of travel. Proper planning will help better prepare you and your pet for the trip, lessen the stress on both of you and provide realistic expectations of international pet travel.  Traveling internationally with pets obviously involves crossing at least one international border. You will need to know the basic requirements for that particular country, regardless of the method of transport. International pet travel requirements can vary country to country but will most likely mandate certain vaccinations and a veterinary health certificate.
Flying Internationally With Pets If flying with your pet internationally, you should contact the airline carrier with which you plan to travel for its latest airline pet policies. Be sure to ask questions that will help you determine whether international pet travel is even feasible or a wise choice, depending on size, breed and physical condition of your pet. Some Questions to Consider Include: What types of airline restrictions do you have for international pet travel? Do you limit the number of pets allowed in cargo and in the cabin? Are certain breeds of pets not permitted or not advised to travel internationally? What are the container requirements? Will my pet have to change planes? Will my pet be able to relieve himself somewhere if it is a long flight? When and where should I drop off my pet? What documents will I need to transport my pet? Where will my pet clear customs? Sedation of pets and air travel Don't sedate or tranquilize pets traveling by air. American Humane Association cautions veterinarians and pet owners that sedation of your pet is not generally recommended for air travel. The pet's safety is at risk. Please refer to these FAQs from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) under Should I tranquilize or sedate my pet for long flights?
Pet Safety On Airlines Many injuries, deaths, and escapes can be attributed to either the pet trying to escape from its kennel and, as a result, hurts its paws and/or gums, or due to an actual escape. Escapes can be for several reasons, such as a dog can chew its way out of the kennel if it can get its upper and lower teeth between slits or holes in the plastic sufficient enough to apply force; dogs and cats are able to push the door open or partially open and escape; the kennel lock is broken or not properly latched; or the kennel itself is not properly and securely assembled. For more information on the types of injuries of transported pets, visit the Department of Transportation's consumer report page. Scroll down to the last page for animal incidents. The reports are by month and year.
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