Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your dog to USA by having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your dog depends on you to make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are made to make sure that your dog isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and that they get to the US in good condition. However, we’ve been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually rise above IPATA guidelines because we wish both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we are able to only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
What’s promising about shipping your puppy to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement as long as your pet has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your puppy must have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this can cause entry delays when you will soon be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your puppy vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination you then will require a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) does not require your puppy to really have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.
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All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is completed can be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. One other veterinary requirements vary immensely between every country, so please check the relevant page on our website or contact us for more in-depth information.
Most owners are extremely anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and that is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as a human of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles that can be on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel typically occur once the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are required just before airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport in a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not go arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always best to send for a weekday arrival. There are exceptions to this so please contact our office for more information if this is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you’re in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, so it is imperative they’re well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure all of their routine vaccinations are updated because it’s prudent to offer them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are far more adaptable than they are often given credit for, and with some common-sense precautions regarding changes in climate, natural dangers, standard of veterinary care and relevant laws in your country, there’s no reason why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.