Pet Travel Microchipping

Pet Travel & Microchipping

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD HEALTH: This document which is also called a veterinary certificate or a zoo sanitary certificate is a must whether you are traveling between cities or between countries. When you have attached the pet’s inoculation record you meet the requirements for most airlines as well as immigration officer. If you are traveling from the United States some countries you may visit will require that the form then be certified by the USDA. Some countries further require that the form be “legalized” by that countries consulate.

MICROCHIPPING:  A pet microchip is a tiny computer chip that’s about the size of a grain of rice. It contains a unique code that matches up to your pet’s details. Microchipping a dog is a quick and simple procedure. The chip is inserted under a dog’s skin, usually around the scruff of the neck.Your vet can microchip your pet. This is very important for pet identification and is required to enter many foreign countries. Don’t forget to register your contact information in the chip manufacturer’s database.

Pet Travelling

Before traveling with a dog or cat, it is a very good idea to take it to your veterinarian for a check-up, and it is mandatory before traveling internationally. Here are several reasons why a vet visit before traveling with your pet is a good idea:

  • Your vet can check your pet for overall wellness.
  • Your vet can verify that your pet’s rabies and other vaccinations are current and issue a vaccination certificate.
  • Your vet can renew any prescriptions your pet may be taking so you can bring them along.
  • You can discuss any sedation your pet may need when traveling with your vet.
  • Your vet can complete a health certificate as required by many airlines and foreign countries.
  • Your vet can check and treat your pet for fleas and ticks.This treatment is required by many foreign countries.