Pet Travel Question: Moving a High-Needs Dog to China

Name: Guenter
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
From: Germany
To: Shanghai, China

The dog is a 12-year-old Mini-Poodle. All his rabies vaccinations were done and will be done in July 2011. We will also show an approved statement of health from a local vet clinic or the official veterinarian. We will carry him with us as cabin baggage, as his weight is less than five kilos. The dog has diabetes and needs an insulin injection twice a day. Due to the diabetes he is almost blind and needs a special care, so we need to know if there is a way to avoid the seven day quarantine. Could you support us with your service in this case?

Thanks a lot,

Hi Guenter,

Your concerns are understandable and we hope we can help you! To start, take a look at the pet import requirements for China on our site. Here's another resource that may help clarify your situation. In terms of the quarantine, entering Shanghai from another locale (Hong Kong or Guangzhou) may help you to avoid it.

Also, since your dog is older and has some health issues, it's important to have an honest conversation with your vet before you go. Is your pet really fit to travel? What can be done to make the process easier? These are important questions to ask.

Good luck with everything! Contact us directly if you have more questions, and please feel free to seek out a free quote on our website if you're interested in our services.


PetRelocation Team




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