One of the key factors considered when traveling with your pet is not really the concern of the health of your pet, but actually of the other people in the same approximate area. Ensuring that you do not travel with your pet if they are not fully healthy, minimizes the possible spread of disease to other humans.
If you are planning on traveling with your pet, keep in mind that there may be specific health requirements for that destination. Prior to your trip, contact us to set an appointment to assist with your travel process for your cat or dog. Not only will you need a Travel Health Certificate, but also updates on vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications and treatments.
To travel, you will need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and in some cases an Acclimation Certificate. We can provide these for you and your pets after a proper checkup.
There are multiple considerations you should take into account:
- Make sure your pet is comfortable with travel
- Some pets cannot handle travel because of illness, injury, age or temperament
- If your pet is not good with travel, you should consider a reliable pet-sitter or talk to your veterinarian about boarding facilities in your area.
When traveling, we always suggest to bring the following items with you:
- Your veterinarian’s contact information
- List of Veterinarians and 24-hour Emergency Hospitals along the way and close to your destination
- Current color photo of your pet
- ID tag which should include Owner’s name, current home address and home phone number
- A Travel ID tag which should include Owner’s local contact phone number and address
- The microchip registration should be updated with your current contact information including a cell phone number.
- Medical Records
- Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
- Proof of vaccinations
- Acclimation certificate for air travel
- Items for your pet
- Prescribed medications