Pet Shipping Question: ‘Does My Dog Need a Microchip?’

Name: Daniel
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Manchester Terrier
From: California
To: Ecuador

Does my dog really need a microchip? Do any forms need to be approved by the Ecuadorian consulate here before traveling to Ecuador?




Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your inquiry. For an overview of the steps you'll need to take, here are the pet import requirements for Ecuador (yes, a microchip is needed). If you have concerns about microchips, please read more about getting a microchip and ISO compatible microchips on our blog—hopefully you'll see that they are well worth having and entail a very minior insertion procedure.

If the links above do not fully answer your questions, feel free to contact the USDA, the Ecuador Ministry of Agriculture, or give us a call for assistance. Good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




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