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Planning a vacation or moving to another state or country? More and more people are including their pets in their travel plans. Traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and the four-legged members of your family. But with thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable trip for everyone.
The following article found on the ASPCA website gives 10 valuable tips for safe air travel with your pets...
Most airlines require a health certificate issued by a certified veterinarian within 10 days of travel. You should always check with the specific airline about health certificate and travel requirements.
If you are taking your pet out of the United States to another country, whether permanently or for a visit, you should do the following:
Appointments with APHIS certified veterinarians are available. Please call 910-799-2970 to set up your pets appointment. Be sure to review the requirements for the country or state of destination. Some countries such as Germany require a separate form that must be signed by the USDA state veterinarian in Raleigh. Some countries require that pets be microchipped, treated for parasites, or have multiple vaccine titers before traveling. Most destinations require that the health certificate be done within a certain time frame prior to travel.
You should bring the following information to your appointment: