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Pet Travel to Australia: Bedding & Pet Crate Questions

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I've just learned that you can't have kitty litter inside the cat's travel crate during transportation. This concerns me greatly, as my cat has historically suffered from a urinary tract problem.

Are there exceptions? Are there absorbent fabrics that can be used as an alternative? Any suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Emma
 

Hi Emma,

Thanks for your question! Concerns about this particular aspect of travel are common (we all want our pets to be as...

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Planning Safe Pet Travel to South Africa

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I have a healthy 2-year-old puppy. This is the first time we are traveling a long distance with a pet and I have found out all the requirements to move to South Africa.

My question is whether I will be risking his life with air travel. I have to decide whether it's going to be too traumatic for him versus finding him a new home. He is a Japanese Chin/Shih Tzu.

Thanks,

Debbie

 

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for your question! It's understandable that you're feeling nervous about pet air travel...

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Moving a Large Dog to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Can you please give me an approximate quote to get our dog to UK? My son moved there and now wants his dog with him. The dog is tall but not husky. Nothing has been done to prepare the dog for this journey.


Thank you,

Mona

 

Hi Mona,

Thanks for your question -- international pet travel certainly requires quite a bit of careful planning and we're happy to help start you in the right direction. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for the United Kingdomto find out about...

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Sedation Questions & Pet Travel to Japan

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am moving to Japan from the U.S. and we have two cats. I was planning on sedating them, but after researching a little I realized it's harmful to sedate pets during air travel.

My female is extremely nervous and stressed going anywhere, so I'm not sure how I am going to get her through a 16 hour flight. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Dana

 

Hi Dana,

Thank you for your question! It's true, sedation is not recommended for pets traveling by air, and actually airlines...

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Pet Travel Tips for International Dog Travel

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

My boss wants to travel out of the county with his dog and just wants to know what is needed for that to happen. What steps he should take to prepare if he's not sure where he wants to go yet?


Thanks So Much,
Christina

 

Hi Christina,

Thanks for your question -- this brings up some interesting topics of discussion about traveling internationally with pets.

First, your boss will want to acquaint himself with a few basic resources that will end up being helpful when he decides...

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Pet Travel Tips for Puerto Rico

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

What type of vaccinations are required for my dog to enter into Puerto Rico? Also, what is the cost for your services?

Thanks,

Christine

 

Hi Christine,

Thank you for your message! We would be happy to assist you with some guidance. For an idea of the rules and procedures, please review the pet import requirements for Puerto Rico. (The rules for pets entering Puerto Rico are the same as they would be for dogs traveling between various United States, so proof of an updated rabies...

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Comparing Pet Friendly Airlines

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am really concerned about the safety of flying my dog in the cargo hold. I'm looking at Lufthansa, because based upon what I am seeing on the internet it seems to be one of the best airlines to handle dogs.

Can you tell me anything about the conditions in the cargo hold, i.e. how often cabin pressure is lost, etc. My choices to get him to Spain are Lufthansa to Frankfurt or United or American to Madrid. Not sure how the airlines differ in their cargo hold live animal handling...

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United Kingdom Import Rules for Exotic Pets

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

How do I get my sugar gliders to the UK? What is the process? I heard they would die on the plane so I would like to ship them but I don't know anything about this.

Many thanks,
Bo

 

Hi Bo,

Thanks for submitting a question to us. Before you research various airline requirements to find out which carriers would allow sugar glider travel, please know that the United Kingdom imposes specific requirements for non-native species coming into the country.

As you'll see on the GOV.UK websi...

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Leaving and Returning to Australia with a Pet

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I adopted my dog in Australia. Can I go to France and then easily come back to Australia with him?

Thanks,

Manon

 

Hi Manon,

Thank you for your question. According to the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, once a pet leaves Australia they immediately lose their Australian health status. This doesn't mean your dog is banned from coming back, but it will require a bit of work on your part to meet all the health requirements to do so smoothly.

Please take a look a this...

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Pet Shipping Rules for Dog Travel to the United States

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello,

I'm from the Philippines and I plan to go to the U.S. with my pet. My port of entry is O'Hare in Chicago. I would like to know the requirements needed when I enter the U.S., specific to Illinois.

Do they require a rabies titer test? Please let me know.

Thanks!!

Carla

 

Hi Carla,

Thanks for your inquiry! No, a titer test is not necessary for pets entering the United States from the Philippines. Compared to many other countries, the United States is pretty simple and straightforward when it comes...

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UK Pet Imports from 'Unlisted' Countries

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

I wish to see how I can transport a small dog from Grenada to London around Sept. 19, 2015. The animal has all the paperwork/checks that must be completed in order to comply with travelling standards. My girlfriend and I will be flying back to the UK on the 19th with British Airways. Any information would be gratefully received.

Kind regards,
Adam

 

Hi Adam,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. It sounds like you're aware of the rules, but just to be thorough we'd like...

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Rabies Requirements for Cats Traveling to the United States

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Helen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Brindle Tortoiseshell
From: Manchester, England
To: Millburn, New Jersey, USA

 

Hi There,

We are relocating and taking our cat with us on a flight from Manchester, UK to the US. We arrive at JFK airport but we shall be passing through to Millburn, New Jersey where we will be living. New Jersey State does not require the cat to have a rabies vaccination, but it looks like New York State does require one.

Seeing as we are landing in New York State, do...

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Pet Travel: Are Pit Bulls Allowed to Relocate to Australia?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stephen
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
From: United States
To: Australia

 

Dear PetRelocation,

Is this breed allowed to move to Australia from America? Which breeds are not allowed to move there?

Thanks a bunch :-D

-Stephen

 

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your question. According to information found on the official Australia government website, American Pit Bull Terriers are not eligible for import (neither are Dogo Argentinos, Fila Brasileiros, Japanese Tosa, Perro de...

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Rules & Requirements: Moving Pets to Spain

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Emily
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Brittany Spaniels
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
To: Madrid, Spain

 

Hi PetRelocation,

How do I get my pets to Spain? I'm wondering about all the vaccinations, paperwork, microchips, timing of vaccinations and health certificates. I have read so many different things.

Thank you for any help or advice,
Emily

 

Hi Emily,

Thanks for your question. Researching pet travel can definitely feel overwhelming, as the information you find online isn't always clear or...

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Relocating Pets to Perth, Australia

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: South Africa
To: Perth, Australia

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I understand that there isn't a quarantine base in Perth. What happens if my cats need to relocate to Perth? What is the process? How much will this cost?

Thanks,

Lauren

 

Hi Lauren,

Great question. Relocating your cats to Perth will require fulfilling all the stated import requirements in South Africa (which will probably take at least 180 days), then your cats will fly to...

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Pet Shipping to the United States

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jerry
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: French Bulldog
From: Spain
To: United States

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm buying a dog from Spain and she will be entering the USA through Canada. The dog has been microchipped and had her rabies shot administered, but now the person in Spain is telling me the dog can't be shipped until a second rabies is administered. Is this correct?

Thanks,

Jerry

 

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your question. First, please review the pet import requirements for the United States....

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Moving Pets to Germany and Back

Friday, April 10, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jenna
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Germany
To: USA

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I brought my 12-year-old neutered, male dog to Germany with all the necessary paperwork. We arrived December 7th and now plan to return to the US in a couple weeks. This is about 4 1/2 months apart.

Is it necessary to use a vet here in Germany to administer the rabies and/or all other vaccinations once again? I would rather not if I can avoid it. As my dog is senior, I want to reduce as...

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Traveling Separately From a Pet in Cargo

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Alrea
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih tzu
From: Manila
To: Virginia, USA

 

Dear PetRelocation,

I went to college in the Philippines but now it's time for me to move back to the states. I'll be staying with my mom there and I want to bring my dog with me. Is it advisable that I send him before after or during my own flight? I have family here that could care for Jack until his travel time.

Thanks,

Alrea

 

Hi Alrea,

Thanks for your question! Many people traveling internationally with pets...

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USDA Requirements for Pet Travel to Chile

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lou
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Rottweiler/Lab mix
From: Virginia
To: Chile, South America

 

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm moving to Chile, South America. Is the USDA certification needed in addition to the APHIS 7001? What exactly do I need to do to move my dog to Chile?

Thanks,

Lou

 

Hi Lou,

Thanks for your question! We'd like to start by pointing you to two resources: the pet import requirements for Chile and these frequently asked pet travel questions and answers. It takes at least a few...

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Breed Restrictions for Dog Travel to New Zealand

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lori
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Hanover Hound
From: Bend, Oregon
To: Kaiwaka, New Zealand

 

Dear PetRelocation,

If I have a dog that is a mixed breed can I bring her into New Zealand? She's a Lab and German Shepherd mix. Can she be quarantined in my home for the 170 days before flying to New Zealand and then quarantined there for 10 days?

Thank you,
Lori

 

Hi Lori,

Thanks for reaching out with your question. According to the official pet import requirements for New Zealand, yes, your...

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