Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Persian Doll Face
To: United States
My wife and I have two twin Persian doll face cats, weighing 6.6 and 9 pounds. We're in Egypt and will be moving permanently to the United States next year. We've never transported pets before and don't know the first thing about it.
What are we supposed to do? I am very anxious about this and am desperate for any information. How do I transport them and do I take them with me on the plane like cabin baggage? Also, what is the necessary paperwork?
Thanks a lot,
Thank you for your inquiry. First, please take a look a these frequently asked pet travel questions as well as the import requirements for the United States. The information found here will give you a basic understanding of what to expect regarding your cats' move.
To summarize, you'll need to make sure your cats have up-do-date rabies vaccines (and the documents to prove it), airline-approved travel crates, and you'll want to book the flights on a pet-friendly airline. Helping your cats to get used to their crates beforehand will be a big help. Most likely your cats will fly in the cargo area of the plane, which is pressure and temperature-controlled.
If you're interested in hiring some door-to-door assistance with your move (we help with pre-move paperwork, flight booking and transportation to and from the airport), you're welcome to fill out our free quote form.
Hope this helps! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance, and good luck with everything.