Preparing Cats for Travel to Florida

Name: Gerry
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Abyssinian
From: Canada
To: US

Dear PetRelocation,

We are going to Florida for a four month vacation. What type of vaccinations do the cats need?




Hi Gerry,

Bringing your cats to the United States for a few months means you'll need to have a vet health certificate for each of them stating they are in good health and fit to fly. You can find the US pet import rules outlined here.

The US is a bit less strict than Canada, so for your return trip you may also need to show proof that your cats are up to date on their rabies vaccines (it's a good idea to have this information no matter where you're traveling). Here are the Canada pet import rules.

Beyond this, you'll need to make sure you have the correct travel crates for your cats, and it's a good idea to contact the airline you'll be using to find out about their preferred pet practices and rules. Though not required, we do suggest that your cats be microchipped, as well.

Thanks for your message, and please contact us if you have any more questions about traveling with your cats. Hope you have a great time in Florida!


PetRelocation Team




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