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We have just added a new cartoon video on our YouTube channel! Our latest video discusses Pet Travel to and from Hawaii. The video explains why travel to Hawaii is the most difficult pet relocation in the United States and will teach you about what is needed to get your pets to Hawaii.

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Pet Health Awareness for Safe Travel

By: Bridget Monrad, R.N. | Jan 28, 2016


It’s not only your human family’s health that you need to think of, but your furry family members’ health as well!

 

Before pets travel they must be up to date with their current vaccinations.  The exact requirements depend on the country of origin and arrival.  Some travel, such as domestic, it is fairly straight forward where your pets simply must have a health certificate from the vet stating that they are in good condition to fly and the travel will not impose undue hardship or risk upon your cat or dog. Some species of pets do not require a health certificate, such as ferrets.  While international travel is more country dependent, at a minimum your pet will be required to be microchipped and have a current rabies vaccine.  Therefore, if you are considering having your pet travel it is in your best interest to get a head start and have them microchipped. 

 

Additional vaccinations can be required and depend on factors such as recent health outbreaks or if the country is rabies free. These vaccinations differ for cats, dogs, and birds.  While a particular state or country may not require certain vaccinations, if you need to have your furry family members boarded before or after their travel you will need to check with the kennel facility. Some have strict regulations on the vaccinations pets must have so that diseases are not transmitted from one pet to another as often they are in closer proximity to each other.  

 

Not only is keeping your animals up to date on vaccinations important for travel, but for their overall health.  By staying on top of your pets’ health you can help protect them against new diseases such as the quickly spreading canine influenza.  If your pets seem sick or start acting unlike themselves, take them to a vet! It is better to be safe than sorry.  Some vets say certain illness can even be transmitted to human owners, which makes vaccinating your pet even more critical.

If you have any questions regarding your pets’ vaccination requirements or are unsure of certain country requirements please contact us and fill out a Pet Travel Form! We’d be happy to help you and always create a detailed check list for our clients of everything your pet needs before they travel.

For more information, please visit our website at www.HappyTailsTravel.com or give us a call at 1-800-323-1718 or 520-299-3315.  We are always ready and happy to discuss how we can help you to provide a smooth move for any member of your pet family.