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5 Myths About Pet Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Sembawang QuarantineWe field lots of questions from pet owners who are starting to plan their international pet travel adventures, and more often than not concerned pet parents wonder about quarantine. Is it necessary? Is it terrible? How can it be avoided, or at least handled safely?

Read on to see a few common misconceptions about pet quarantine along with our tips and advice for carrying out quarantine with as little stress as possible.

Most people feel better once they've faced these myths and facts head on (and...

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Cat Travel vs. Dog Travel

Monday, June 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Any advice you can give me regarding my move? I moved a dog from Guatemala to the USA and it was not that difficult, but cats are a different ball game so any advice you have is welcomed.

Thanks,

Maria

 

Hi Maria,

Thank you for your question! Cats and dogs can often have very different personalities, and it's important to prepare each for travel in their own way in order to alleviate stress levels (both for pets and their people).

Crate training is hugely important when it comes to planning a safe and...

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Traveling With a Lhasa Apso to the United States

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm planning to move with my 5-year-old Lhasa Apso to Boston around the second week of August. From whatever information I could gather on the internet so far, KLM and Lufthansa seem to be the most recommended options.

However, most airlines state that snub-nosed dogs are not allowed to travel due to possible respiratory problems. Can you share how safe/risky it is to travel with them on a flight as long as about 26 hours (including the 7-8 hour layover)?

I will also appreciate...

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Traveling With Cats to New Zealand

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi,

I want to move to New Zealand from Romania and take my three cats with me. Can you please tell me more information about the costs and everything that should be done before entering the country? Or, where do I go to get all the necessary information?

Best regards,
Alexandra

 

Hi Alexandra,

Thank you for reaching out with your question about traveling with pets to New Zealand, we'd be happy to help with some information. First, it's always a good idea to look to the official government source if...

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Traveling with Pets from the United States to France

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hello,

Can you tell me at what age a puppy can come to France from the USA? What documents do we need do take care of to do this?

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,
Caroline

 

Hi Caroline,

Thank you for your inquiry! According to the official France pet import requirements via the European Commission, France does not make special allowances for young pets entering the country. Essentially, they must meet all rabies and vaccine requirements, so must therefore be old enough to receive all shots, etc. and...

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Answering Questions About International Ferret Travel

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

My partner and I are looking at getting two ferrets, but we are very conscious that we are hoping to move to Japan for a year or so in the next few years.

Could you tell me if it is possible to take ferrets with you to Japan from the UK and vice versa? And also what kinds of costs are involved if this is possible?

Many thanks,

Jess

 

Hi Jess,

Thank you for your question. When researching international pet travel, it's usually a good idea to start the process by checking in with the...

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Dog Travel to Australia From India

Friday, May 22, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Dear PetRelocation,

As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard?

Thanks,

Garima

 

Hi Garima,

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted...

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Why Choose a Pet Transport Service?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

What does your service do exactly? How does it work? What is the price? Is it better to use a service or to just take my dog with me on the flight from Israel to the United States?

Thanks,

Sophie

 

two pupsHi Sophie,

Great questions. Choosing whether or not to hire help with a pet move is a big decision that will depend on several factors, including how much time you have to spend, what your budget is and where you're traveling with your pet.

First, gauge the situation by getting to know the p...

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Transporting Cats, Dogs and Birds to Hawaii

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have been looking at your website and see no mention or photos of anything except dogs and cats. Do you relocate birds? Also, do you ensure no quarantine in Hawaii? (We have begun blood tests, rabies, etc. process.)

Thanks,

Julia

 

Hi Julia,

Thanks for your question! We definitely move pets other than cats and dogs -- meet Mr. Bubbles, a cockatoo moving to Mexico, and Bean, Sprout, Alfie and Flynn. You can also read about Kobe, a green-cheeked conure who moved from South Africa to...

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Cat Travel to Vietnam

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I want to ask about the required papers needed to import my cats to Vietnam. My cats already have microchips and all kind of vaccines.

It will be really great to see your reply soon.

Thank You,

Tai

 

Hi Tai,

Thank you for your question, we're happy to share some information about cat travel to Vietnam. First, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Vietnam for an overview of the vaccines needed, etc.

It sounds like you're on the right track already, since cats do need...

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Rabbit Travel to New Zealand (Is It Possible?)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I'm going to be moving to New Zealand in a year to complete my studies and I want to bring my pet rabbit with me. Is there a way and (if there is) what do I have to do?

Thanks,

Zara

 

Hi Zara,

Thanks for your question -- unfortunately we don't have very promising news to share with you.

As of this posting, rabbits can only be imported to New Zealand from Australia, and in fact few other pets besides cats and dogs are allowed to enter the country (only chinchillas from Great Britain...

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Questions About Dog Travel to Italy

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

Do you know what I need to do to get my dog to Italy? We are moving for a year for school and would really like to bring her with us.

What do I need to do to prepare my dog for this trip?
 

Thanks,

Karoline

 

Hi Karoline,

Thanks for your inquiry, we're happy to help with some information and tips about international pet travel to Italy.

To start, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Italy for a rundown of the vaccines and paperwork needed, etc. Note that, depending...

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Pet Air Travel: "Do I Need a Pet Passport?"

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am trying to bring a puppy that I rescued back to the United States. I have a 4 hour layover in France. Do I need to have an EU pet passport for my dog if I am just having a layover in France and I do not exit the airport?

Thank you,

Hannah

 

Hi Hannah,

Excellent question. Unless you are switching airlines or leaving the airport, you do not need to meet the country requirements through which you are transiting (so this means you don't need to worry about having a pet passport).

You...

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Approved Routes for Pet Travel to Scotland

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I need help. I have no idea where to begin in getting my cat to my new home. I really just need specific advice on what airlines I can use that will fly straight to Aberdeen. On the airport website it says they accept animals but from everything else I've been reading the only one I can find is in Edinburgh.

I'm so confused! I want this to be as stress free as possible but it's not really working.

Amy

Hi Amy,

Thank you for your question -- most pet owners feel stressed out at the...

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Quarantine Requirements for Pet Travel to Taiwan

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I am traveling to Taipei, Taiwan with my dog. Will she be required to enter quarantine?

Thank You,

Kate

 

Hi Kate,

Thank you for your inquiry, we're happy to provide some information. First, since you're coming from a rabies-affected country the short answer to your question is "yes."

For more details, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Taiwan -- the information in this link is tailored to pets coming from rabies-affected countries. Many pet owners facing pet air...

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Pet Air Travel to the United States from Canada

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Pet Travel Questions

Hi PetRelocation,

I have two domestic cats (male and female). The male is sterilized, but the female is not. I'm going to move from Canada to San Francisco, CA.

What do I need to do? What steps do I have to take to transfer my cats successfully to the new place? What will the requirements be?

Thanks,

Polina

 

Hi Polina,

Thank you for submitting an inquiry to us! It doesn't matter whether or not your cats are spayed or neutered when flying internationally, but they will need to have a vet...

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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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