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Making an international move can be both exciting and tiring.
There are so many things to remember, that it sometimes seems as
though the days run together. Just when things start to fall
together, something else doesn't work out and it's easy to get
frustrated and overwhelmed. However, one area that you will want
to pay close attention to is moving your pets. To many people,
their pets are like members of the family. However, every
country has their own laws regarding the importation of animals.
Therefore, perhaps these tips can help you get more organized as
you prepare to move your pets to your new home abroad.
1) Plan ahead. Just like everything else with moving overseas,
it takes time. Nothing moves too quickly in this process and
moving your pets to a country overseas is no different. Get all
of the information you can, write everything down as you talk to
various people and most importantly, be patient.
2) Find out rather or not your pet is allowed into your new
country. Some countries won't allow pets into their country at
all. Other countries will allow it, but there are certain
papers, requirements, etc. Find out exactly what is involved
before you plan to move your pet.
3) Find out the requirements of your new country. Every country
has their own set of rules and regulations for moving pets. For
example, if you move your pets to England, your pets must have a
six month quarantine period, micro-chipping, blood testing and
up-to-date shots. You have to take specific routes and airlines.
There also has to be last minute testing for ticks and tapeworm.
And all of this is just for England! So, be sure and check for
your specific country. There are also some excellent websites
that will give information regarding the transporting of pets to
4) See your veterinarian to get the required vaccinations,
health certifications, and advice. Most countries require at
least a Veterinary Import Permit or certificate from your
veterinarian to prove that your pet has been vaccinated recently
and is free from all parasites or infections. Also, your
veterinarian is who you need to see to get a microchip implanted
into your pet, which is a requirement in some countries. Be sure
and get a list of every document you will need in your new
country. Do not depend on your vet to know this, as something
could easily be missed and the moving of your pet can be
5) Learn if there are quarantine laws in effect for incoming
pets. This is probably one of the biggest factors for moving
your pet that you will have to consider. Your pet may have to be
quarantined for up to six months within a facility in your new
country. Make sure you understand everything about your new
country's quarantine laws, as this whole process can be
stressful to both pets and their owners.
6) How will you move your pet? Most people who used to move
their pets sedated them to help make the flight less stressful.
However, there have been some problems with sedation and even
though the move may be stressful, the majority of people agree
that it's safer than sedating them. Some pets have had breathing
problems due to the sedatives and some pets have even died.
These are areas that you can discuss with your veterinarian.
7) Will you be using a pet travel container? It is important to
have a crate that is well ventilated and is large enough for
your pet to sit, stand and lie down comfortably. Also, some air
lines will allow your pet to travel in the airplane's cabin, if
the cage is small enough to fit under your seat. Otherwise, your
pet will need to be flown in the cargo bay, so be sure and ask
about the air pressure and temperature in that area of the
plane. Be sure and find out the requirements of your airlines,
as they also vary in what animals they allow and the sizes of
8) Count the cost. It is pricey to ship animals overseas for
many reasons. The vaccinations, certificates, quarantine costs
and other unavoidable expenses can add up rather quickly. Even
the airline cost for moving your pet can be expensive, depending
on where the pet will be during the flight and the size of the
Consider a pet transport & relocation service.
There are many good services that are specifically for helping
you relocate your pets. Often, these services will actually save
you money in the long run because they know the best deals and
can lead you through the process in the right manner.
10) Your pets will be stressed too. When you finally move your
pets, be sure and take along some of their favorite items, such
as toys and blankets. Remember that your pet will be in a new
place, so be sure and keep them in the house or fenced in so
they don't run away.
It's true that there are many things to consider when you want
to move your pets, and it can actually be discouraging. Only you
know how important the companionship of your pet is to you, and
that makes it all worthwhile. It helps to remember that you and
your pet will soon be settled in your new home.
Try to follow some of these important pet transportation tips,
and you'll keep your pet healthy, happy and forever young....
and ready for pet travel and transport at any time.