Moving from one country to another is quite a tedious process. It is more so if you are pet traveling. Your decision to take or not take your pet with you to Norway may depend on a number of different factors. Most experts advise that if you are moving to another country for a short duration of time, say less than six months, and can find someone to take care of your pets back home , then it is best for you to leave your pets behind. However, in case you cannot find an appropriate caretaker for your pet, or cannot leave it back because of other pertinent reasons, then you should get acquainted with the process of importing your pet into Norway at least two months before you have to make the final journey.
You will have to go through a step-by-step process for importing your pet into Norway. Good news for all pet owners is that cats and dogs entering Norway nowadays do not have to be quarantined anymore. However, as a pet owner, you will have to ensure that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies with an inactivated vaccine of at least one antigenic unit per dose (WHO standard).Apart from this, your dog or cat must also be inoculated against tapeworm or echinococcus a maximum of ten days before arriving in Norway. Your animal will have to repeat this treatment a week after arriving in Norway.
Your pet should be equipped with its own passport or International Health Documents, and the details of both vaccinations should be mentioned in the passport. Apart from having a passport, your pet will also require a microchip or tattoo for identification as a pre requisite to entering Norway.
Another important document that your pet will need to be accompanied with is the veterinary certificate. This is a certificate that will have to be issued by a recognized vet in your country after having carried out a thorough examination of your cat, dog or ferret. The veterinary certificate should carry information regarding the pets microchip or identification, vaccination against rabies, neutralizing antibody titration and echinococcus treatment.
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